Bangladeshi pharmaceutical company Renata Limited has sought permission from the government to bring Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine to the country.
Dr Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, director general of the Directorate General of Health Services, shared the information during a programme in Dhaka today.
"Renata has submitted application seeking permission to bring Moderna vaccine," he said, adding that documents regarding this have been sent to Directorate General of Drug Administration.
"DGDA is evaluating whether the company is capable of bringing it," the health DG said.
If brought to Bangladesh, the Moderna vaccines that need to be stored in minus temperature, can be kept in Dhaka, he said in reply to question from journalists.
"But we still do not have the resources to store them outside Dhaka," he added.