Govt 'fully prepared' to tackle 2nd wave of Covid-19: Health Minister
Published : Sunday, 1 November, 2020 at 8:53 PM Count : 219
The government is "fully prepared" to tackle the second wave of Covid-19, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday.
Addressing a meeting on "Shasthyo Surokhsha Karmasuchi" at the Health Ministry's conference room in the afternoon, he said, "Efforts have been continued. The dedicated hospitals will continue to work for coronavirus patients as usual."
The Health Minister said, "The government has been providing the highest services to the people during this corona pandemic. As a result, mass people of the country have benefitted."
He also informed that there was no crisis of personal protective equipment (PPE).
"The treatment in government hospitals has been made free for all in parallel to charging nominal fees for tests," the minister also said.
The Health Minister said the government has spent Tk 15,000 for regular Covid-19 patients and Tk 47,000 for Covid-19 patients in ICU beds on an average.
Mentioning the recent government announcement -- "No Mask, No Service" -- he said, "There will be a massive campaign soon to increase health awareness to tackle coronavirus."
Secretary of the Health Services Division Abdul Mannan, Director General of the Health Directorate Prof ABM Khurshid Alam, and other high ups of the ministry were present at the meeting, among others.