To receive the jab, people have to register online. To register, they must first download the "Surokkha" app from the Play Store. Then they have to register for the vaccine with their phone and NID numbers in the app.
While registering for using the app, they will also have to provide detailed information, notably their names, dates of birth, information on whether they have any other physical complications, occupations, etc.
Each person will receive two doses of the coronavirus vaccine. Details of the first and second doses can be found through the app.
According to sources at the Management Information System (MIS) branch of the health directorate, vaccine recipients will be able to enter the name of the vaccination centre of their choice at the time of registering in the app. Later, the MIS will send an SMS to the recipients' mobile numbers mentioning at which centre, on what date they will get the vaccine.
An immunisation card will be created in the name of a person at the time of registration. Then the recipients have to print out that card. To get the first and second doses of Covid-19 vaccine, they have to come to the vaccination centre on the scheduled date with that card.
At the centre, they have to sign consent forms, stating that they are receiving the jab voluntarily and that the government will not be responsible if "any illness, injury or damage occurs during or after receiving this vaccination."
This consent form will be preserved by the health directorate.
After the vaccination, a person will be under observation for 30 minutes at the centre.
The Covid-19 vaccination card will have the dates of the two doses of the vaccine and needs to be preserved for future use.
The ICT ministry handed over the "Surokkha" app to the health directorate Monday. Registration through using the app may start from the following day, according to a briefing at the health directorate.
In the first stage, people from 15 communities will be able to register to receive the vaccine. They include government and private health workers, freedom fighters, members of law enforcement agencies and defence forces, personnel of essential and emergency services, elected representatives, media workers, city corporation and municipal workers, religious representatives, persons working in shipping, rail and at airports, government employees of all levels and bank employees.
People who do not have smartphones can also register for vaccination at information centres in union parishads.