‘All activities are normal due to country’s proper healthcare’
Published: 08:29 PM, 21 November 2020
Health Minister Zahid Maleque addressed the meeting during the inauguration of the foundation stone of a bridge in Saturia on Saturday afternoon; Photo: Daily Bangladesh.
Bangladesh is a densely populated country. Despite the population density, the COVID infection and mortality rates in the country are much lower due to timely measures taken by the government. All the activities of the country are going on normally due to our proper healthcare system, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque.
He said this while inaugurating the Base Center in Colonel Malek Medical College at Manikganj 250-bed hospital on Saturday afternoon.
The minister said health services are being provided to the people of the country through 36 medical colleges, 20 to 22 institutes, districts, upazilas and hospitals in remote areas. “If everyone maintains hygiene and masks, COVID would have left the country earlier,” he said.
Mentioning that 8.5 lakh people are suffering from blindness in the country, Zahid Maleque said, “The government has launched a community vision center for the treatment of blind people. People in remote areas of the country will get the services of specialist ophthalmologists through community vision. As per the announcement of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the treatment has reached the doorsteps of the people today.”
After inaugurating the Base Center at Colonel Malek Medical College Hospital, Manikganj, the Health Minister also inaugurated the vision centers in Saturia, Ghior, Daulatpur, Shivalaya, Harirampur and Singair, Doha in Dhaka district, Kaliakair in Gazipur district and Kalihati and Nagarpur in Tangail district through the virtual meeting.
Earlier in the day, Health Minister Zahid Maleque inaugurated the foundation stone of a bridge at a cost of Tk 4,20,96,980 on Balurchar via Nayapara Road in Hargaj UP of Saturia Upazila.