Opposition Leader Raushon Ershad on Friday was taken to the Thai capital of Bangkok for better medical treatment. She was taken by an air ambulance at 6:25pm where she will be admitted to the Bumrungrad Hospital, her assistant private secretary Md Mamum Hasan told UNB. Read: People need to be informed about Covid variants: Raushon Jatiya Party chief patron Raushon is accompanied by Rahgir Almahe Ershad MP (Rangpur-3) and his wife Mahima Ershad. Raushon Ershad, 78, had been under treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) as she fell ill seriously due to old age complications several months ago.
Opposition leader Raushan Ershad on Sunday greeted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha that is set to be celebrated on July 21. Prime minister's protocol officer-2 M Abu Jafar Raju received the greetings card on her behalf from Raushan's private secretary AKM Abdur Rahim Bhuiyan. Also read: Zilhajj moon sighted; Eid-ul-Azha on July 21 On July 6, Sheikh Hasina sent Eid greetings cards to the opposition leader in the parliament Raushan Ershad and Jatiya Party Chairman and deputy opposition leader GM Quader. The Zilhajj moon was sighted in Bangladesh today and the month of Zilhajj will begin from July 12.
Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Raushon Ershad on Sunday urged the government to employ its maximum energy and strength to tackle the rapid surge in coronavirus infections. “Experts fear the situation will be dire the way corona infection is growing. Hospitals mow can’t accommodate patients. Under such a situation, it’s very difficult to control the virus spread,” she said. Delivering her valedictory speech at the 12th session of the 11th parliament, Raushon said the corona-testing capacity should be increased further as people now cannot undergo tests after waiting for hours. Also read: Perform duties properly to enforce Corona directives: PM “The facilities for isolation must be enhanced. Maximum strength must be employed to tackle the corona infections,” she added. The opposition leader deplored that people are showing apathy to health safety rules amid the spike in the Covid cases in Bangladesh. “There’s hardly any caution among people. The 18-point directive announced by the government is barely followed. People don't wear masks. They get annoyed if they’re given sanitiser. Many people are walking around the book fair without masks,” Raushon observed. She appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her untiring efforts to control the coronavirus outbreak. “The Prime Minister has been working round the clock to prevent the corona infections. What will be the outcome, if we don’t be cautious?” Also read: Raushon gives credit to JaPa for country’s progress The opposition leader said people need to be cautious and provide the government with all-out cooperation by maintaining its directives to slow down the virus transmission. She said Bangladesh has got the status of a developing country while the country’s GDP growth rate has marked a significant rise. “The average life expectancy has increased over the few years. Metrorail is being constructed for the development of public transport and the construction of Padma Bridge is nearing completion. The standard of living has also improved. But inequality has increased seriously,” Rahuson said. She said instability and people’s sense of insecurity have increased, too.” We still couldn’t ensure safe food for people. Three lakh people are getting infected with various diseases every year by consuming adulterated food,” she lamented. Also read: Those who wanted to erase Bangabandhu's name have been wiped out of history: Raushon Ershad
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