The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given approval for buying Covid-19 vaccine from Chinese Sinopharm comapy.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal came up with the information on Wednesday.
The minister said that the health ministry has failure in buying emergency medical equipment during coronavirus pandemic .
On 29 April, the Department of Drug Administration of Bangladesh gave approval for emergency use of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine in the country.
Meanwhile, the Bangladesh government wrote a "letter of interest" to China proposing to buy four-five crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine by December.
Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming handed over 5 lakh doses of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh as "special gift" from his country on May 12.