Health minister urges to travel Cox’s Bazar on limited scale
Published: 08:39 PM, 18 October 2020
Health Minister Zahid Malek said winter is coming. At this time there are more weddings and picnics. People go to Cox’s Bazar more. Puja is upcoming, waaz mahfil is held in winter, due to which the coronavirus infection rate may rise. So the minister urged all to limit such events and follow the health guidelines.
The health minister made the remarks after a seminar at Hotel Intercontinental in the capital on Sunday, where he appeared as chief guest.
“We have to see the death rate. Five thousand out of our 18 crores have died. Many more people have died in America comparatively with their populations…Comparing these, we can understand where we are. That is why the Prime Minister deserves praise. Many speak negatively, but we are not shy. We have worked for the country,” he said.
Zahid Malek said, “We have adequate arrangements for coronavirus test. But people do not come to test. I would say you guys come test. Be careful with yourself and your family.”
Director General of the Department of Health, Prof. ABM Khurshid Alam urged the surgeons to continue their medical services relentlessly in the days to come and thanked them.
BMA President Dr. Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin pointed out that the government has taken various steps to continue healthcare. He thanked the Society of Surgeons of Bangladesh for making this initiative of the government a success.
The seminar was presided over by Prof. AHM Touhidul Alam, President of the Society of Surgeons of Bangladesh. The main article was presented by Dr. Md. Nur Hossain Bhuiyan, the General Secretary of the Society of Surgeons of Bangladesh.