Vijay Krishna Talukder, who was arrested from Dakshinkhan in the capital, told police that the modern vaccines belonged to Dhaka North City Corporation. However, he received the vaccine from a private company called Unity Through Population Services (UTPS).
On the night of August 18, police received information that a coroner was being vaccinated at an organization called Poor Family Service Clinic. At that time they went there and saw some people waiting for vaccination. Police later seized two Vial Modern vaccines and several empty boxes from the clinic. During the preliminary interrogation, Vijay told the police at that time that he was taking 500 rupees for one dose of ticker. The police then arrested him. He was later arrested under a special powers law and remanded for two days.
Vijay Krishna Talukder’s two-day remand ended on Wednesday. He is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow. During interrogation, he told the police that the city corporation had given the responsibility of vaccinating UTPS to corona in three wards. And UTPS gave responsibility to three organizations. Among them was a poor family service company owned by him. He got 400 vials. Removed a few things from there.
Police seized two Vial Modern vaccines and several empty boxes from the clinic
Police seized two Vial Modern vaccines and several empty boxes from the clinic Photo: Collected
Police officials involved in the investigation said the vials should be returned with the box after vaccination. According to the documents obtained from Vijay Krishna Talukder, he explained the vials to UTPS. UTPS has also explained to Dhaka North City Corporation. So how did you get the vial from the poor family service company? In response to such a question, Vijay Krishna told the police that he had removed some of the vials obtained from UTPS. He also ruined something. The papers were signed by Vijayakrishna Talukder’s wife.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner (North) Mohammad Saiful Islam told Prothom Alo that the police would inform the court about the information received from Vijay Krishna Talukder. If the vials returned to Dhaka North City Corporation are counted properly, it will be possible to confirm what actually happened. Investigating officer Abdul Aziz spoke to UTPS.
However, UTPS project manager. Habibur Rahman has denied responsibility to Prothom Alo. He said that their organization does not have the capacity to give mass vaccination. They clearly informed the Health Department and Dhaka North City Corporation. Even then he was given the responsibility of 10 centers in 3 wards. They took the poor family service company based on the experience of the organization. They have been working to vaccinate mothers and children in Uttara for two years. UTPS has taken daily accounts from each of the other centers including that organization and handed over the accounts to the City Corporation. There is no chance of any discrepancy from their side.
The veracity of this information has not been separately verified by Prothom Alo.
Meanwhile, Dhaka North City Corporation Chief Health Officer Brigadier General. Jobaidur Rahman told Prothom Alo that the city corporation was vaccinating against corona from August 8 to 12 in collaboration with eight private companies. These organizations may seek the cooperation of other organizations if necessary. However, they should be vaccinated within five days. There is no chance of giving that vaccine after about a week. UTPS will have to answer for what the poor family service company was doing with the vaccine after the deadline. And if they find out whether the Dhaka North City Corporation has returned the vials, they will take action according to the rules.