The Power Division directed the power distribution entities to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply for Covid -19 vaccine preservation maintaining coordination with local administration and the health department.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid came up with the directive while presiding over a virtual meeting with top executives of the power distribution entities on Thursday.
The meeting was convened to discuss the work plan of the power distribution companies to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the Covid-19 vaccine preservation system across the country.
Nasrul Hamid asked the distribution entities to keep alternative power supply sources beside the regular supply source.
The arrangement for stand-by power generators has to be ensued to the areas where vaccine will be preserved, he said.
He instructed the power supply entities to prepare a work-plan in coordination with the local government and health department in this regard.
He also instructed the top officials of different entities to determine the focal point officials to maintain proper coordination with other departments.
Power Division Joint Secretary Rezwanur Rahman and Deputy Secretary Tahmina Yeasmin were selected as focal point officials to coordinate with other entities to ensure power supply to vaccine preservation system.
The meeting was attended by the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) chairman Belayet Hossain, Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) chairman Moin Uddin, Dhaka Electric Supply Company Ltd (DESCO) managing director Kawsar Ameer Ali, Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) managing director Bikash Dewan and Northern Electricity Supply Company Ltd (NESCO) Zakiul Islam.