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Dhaka, Sunday   25 October 2020

Zahid Maleque advises not to get married in winter

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 08:57 PM, 24 September 2020  

Health Minister Zahid Maleque; File Photo

Health Minister Zahid Maleque; File Photo

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has called for not organizing public gatherings including weddings and picnics in the coming winter to prevent coronavirus infection.

“In winter, there will be various events including weddings and picnics, resulting in a risk of an increase in Covid-19 for overcrowding. For this, it is necessary to refrain from organizing these events,” he said.

He was speaking at the inaugural function of modernization and quality medical services and education expansion work of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Wednesday. 

The event was organized to celebrate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ‘Mujib Borsho’.

Health Minister said, “We will not sit idly when the vaccine is introduced in the world. About this, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has all kinds of instructions to complete all other activities including financial management.”

Regarding coronavirus’s ‘Second Wave’, the minister said that people all over the world are ignoring the deadly virus, as a result, the second wave has started in many countries including America and Europe. 

“There is a fear to start the second wave of coronavirus in winter in our country too. However, all our preparations are being made for what to do when the second wave starts,” he also said.

Claiming that the country’s health sector has already shown its ability to deal with coronavirus, Zahid Maleque said that Bangladesh has maintained a significant position in the world in terms of mortality. Even though the second wave has started, the country’s health sector is ready to deal with this.

Presided by the DMCH’s director Brigadier General AKM Nasir Uddin, DGHS’s director Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, Health Services Division’s addition secretary (Hospital) Muhibur Rahman, DMCH’s newly-appointed director Colonel Nazmul Haque and others spoke among the occasion.