Health Minister Zahid Maleque
The government will build a 15-storey cancer hospital in each of the eight divisions within the next two years, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque said Thursday.
The decision on allowing the human trial of coronavirus vaccine from China in Bangladesh will be taken next week in consultation with the Prime Minister, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said on Wednesday.
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.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said Health Minister Zahid Maleque should step down as Regent Hospital was allowed to conduct corona tests and treatment at the ‘behest of his ministry’.
Bangladesh citizens, willing to go abroad, must obtain coronavirus negative certificates from the government approved testing centres following due process, the government said Sunday.
BNP MPs on Wednesday turned down the national budget passed in Parliament on Tuesday as they think it will only create further scopes for those who plunder public money instead of helping the nation overcome the coronavirus fallouts.
Harunur Rashid, BNP's MP from Chapainawabganj-3, on Tuesday said some media wrongly reported that he joined parliament wearing a 'Mujib coat', but it was a 'waistcoat'.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday said if the number of Covid-19 patients continues to soar, the government will take steps to appoint additional 2000 physicians to contain the situation.
To stem the spread of coronavirus, the government is planning to designate areas according to coloured zones - red, yellow and green. Different parameters have been set to separate the three and avoid arbitrary zoning.