Amid widespread criticisms over mismanagement and irregularities in the health sector, Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday warned of taking prompt action if any irregularity in the sector is reported.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued a notification with a suggestion to keep movement from four districts to other areas restricted during Eid-ul-Azha holidays. “Movement from Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur and Chattogram to other parts of the country is suggested to be kept halted during Eid holidays according to the suggestions of the National Technical Advisory Committee regarding Covid-19,” said the notification. Although the notification was issued on Wednesday, it came to light on Thursday night. The concerned authorities were urged to take necessary steps so that people cannot move from these four districts to other parts of the country during Eid holidays, the notification said.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday said that the ministry and the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) do not have any problem with each other.
Although the government is trying to enhance testing facilities amid the rising cases of coronavirus, experts said the shortage of kit supply is continuing to hamper the efforts.
China will submit four specific reports to Bangladesh containing recommendations on how Bangladesh can better deal with the coronavirus situation.
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the new national budget has rightly focused on the long-neglected health sector with an impressive allocation, but experts warned that without well-thought-out plans, alongside their proper implementation and effective management, the intended goals cannot be achieved.
The health authorities are planning to put Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur and Narsingdi under lockdown on pilot basis at the initial stage. Dr Abul Kalam Azad, director general of Directorate General of Health Services, made the disclosure while talking to UNB on Sunday.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday urged the authorities concerned to suspend production, supply, marketing, and sale of all kinds of tobacco products in Bangladesh to help fight against coronavirus.
Amid allegations that people suffering from different diseases other than coronavirus are not getting treatment at hospitals, the Health Ministry on Tuesday issued three directives to ensure the treatment of non-Covid patients at all hospitals across the country.
In an effort to check the transmission of coronavirus, the Health Ministry on Tuesday issued 13 directives to be maintained by the officials concerned of all ministries and their subordinate offices for ensuring their health safety.