As many as 58,541 Covid-19 tests have been carried out at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in the past one year. Of the suspected patients, 9,527 have tested positive.
Doctors for raising tobacco tax to protect public health
Scores of prominent doctors have urged the government to hike tobacco tax in the budget to protect public health.
Covid-19: Deaths break record yet again
Dhaka, April 17 : Bangladesh reported a record number of deaths on Sunday from Covid-19 yet again, with 102 people dying of the disease over a 24 hour period, as authorities grapple with shortages of vaccines, treatments and hospital beds.
Doctors prescribe new medicine for Khaleda Zia
Dhaka, Apr 16 : The medical team of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Friday added a new medicine to her treatment for coronavirus infection after reviewing the final report of her CT scan test, said BNP Vice Chairman Dr AZM…
Women need targeted support to tackle COVID-19 impact
Dhaka, Apr 15 : Speakers at a virtual dialogue on Thursday said fiscal measures would be more effective in easing the burden of the coronavirus pandemic on women than monetary measures.
Covid surge: Tourist spots in Sylhet closed for 2 weeks
All tourist spots in Sylhet district have been shut down for the next two weeks to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus, officials said Thursday.
Covid-19: Bangladesh reports highest daily cases in 9 months
Dhaka, Mar 26: Bangladesh on Friday reported its highest daily coronavirus cases since July last year. The health authorities confirmed 3,737 cases in the last 24 hours, highest since July 2 last year when the country reported 4,019 cases. On…
3,000 more hospital beds to be ready for Covid patients: Minister
Dhaka, Mar 24 : Three thousand more beds will be added to hospitals across the country in the wake of sharp rise in coronavirus cases, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Wednesday.
1.4 million with TB lost out on treatment of Covid
Dhaka, Mar 23 : An estimated 1.4 million fewer people received necessary care for tuberculosis (TB) during 2020 compared with the previous year, because of Covid-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
Covid situation worsening: Another 26 die in 24 hours
Dhaka, Mar 16 : As the Coronavirus infection cases keep rising in Bangladesh, 26 more deaths and 1,719 new cases were reported in 24 hours till Tuesday morning, mounting concerns among people.
Covid-19 in Bangladesh: Fatalities climb to 8,476
News Desk Bangladesh’s coronavirus caseload rose to 551,175 on Monday after the health authorities confirmed 845 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Covid-19 daily infection rate in Bangladesh falls, 7 more die
Bangladesh recorded seven more Covid-19-related deaths and 515 new cases in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, registering a fall in its daily infection rate.
Medical waste plant operation begins in Rajshahi
Rajshahi, Oct 1 – Operational activities of the newly established clinical waste management plant began on Thursday aimed at making the city free from contamination and pollution caused by the medical wastes.
Why patients fear seeking treatment at Bangladesh hospitals
Dhaka, Sept 23 – Hospitals are supposed to be places where patients are to be treated in a comfortable atmosphere, but in Bangladesh patients get even sicker when they step into a hospital due to filthy, unhealthy and chaotic environment.
GK microbiologist Bijon Kumar shil returns to Singapore
Noted microbiologist Bijon Kumar Sil, who led the researchers of Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK) in inventing coronavirus rapid testing kits, returned to Singapore on Sunday due to work permit complications.
Mobile X-Ray van to detect TB among Rohingyas
Cox’s Bazar, Sept 04 – National Tuberculosis Control Programme (NTP) and BRAC jointly launched a high-tech mobile x-ray van to detect TB among Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar. To speed up the unique initiative, BRAC will implement the medical service programme…
59 cops to donate plasma in fight against Covid-19
Dhaka, Aug 16: Some 59 police personnel of Bogura who made full recoveries from Covid-19 will donate their plasma to help others fight against the virus infection.
Gonoshasthaya’s plasma centre to be opened Aug 15
The Plasma and Blood Donation Centre set up by Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital in memory of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be opened on August 15.
Dr Zafrullah wants PM to open Gonoshasthaya corona unit
Dhaka, July 27 – Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury in an open letter has urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to open the corona unit of Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital.Introducing himself a ‘foolish freedom fighter,’ Dr Zafrullah also gave the Prime…
MSF opens COVID-19 treatment centre in Cox’s Bazar
Dhaka, July 26 – Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an international medical organisation, on Sunday opened a COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre at Nayapara refugee camp in Teknaf Upazila of Cox’s Bazar district.The opening of the Severe Acute Respiratory…
BD London mission bins report on issuing health certificate
Dhaka, July 25: Bangladesh High Commission in London, UK has described as ‘incorrect’ some media reports that said the mission issued ‘health certificate’ regarding COVID-19 to Bangladesh bound passengers.
Quader for bringing back patients’ confidence in hospitals
Dhaka, July 18: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader Saturday called upon the authorities concerned to bring back the patients’ confidence in hospitals ensuring proper health environment during the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
BSMMU starts COVID-19 treatment Saturday
Dhaka, July 3: A 370-bed ‘Corona Centre’ will open at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) tomorrow for providing treatment to the coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.
WHO says Mideast at ‘critical threshold’ in virus numbers
The World Health Organization warned Wednesday the Middle East was at a decisive moment in the fight against the novel coronavirus, with cases surging as countries ease lockdown measures.
GK to set up 15-bed ICU for corona patients
Dhaka, June 30 – Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK) is going to set up a 15-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at its hospital in the capital’s Dhanmondi area to treat coronavirus-infected patients at the initiative of its founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury.
Dhaka announces $50,000 contribution to Global Goal mission
Bangladesh has announced a contribution of US$50,000 expressing solidarity for the development of safe and effective vaccines.
60-bed COVID-19 Treatment Centre set up in Teknaf
A 60-bed isolation and treatment centre has been set up in Teknaf to provide care to the suspected COVID-19 patients from the Rohingya refugee camps and the local community. Save the Children set up the centre with support from UK…
Coronavirus testing facility to be expanded to all districts
Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said coronavirus testing facility will gradually be expanded to all the districts.
High Covid-19 test cost at private hospitals dissuade people
Although widespread testing to detect and isolate COVID-19 patients is crucial to combat the transmission of the disease, high testing cost at private hospitals has become a burden for many who are being forced to go there to get tested…
10 doctors suspended: Refusal to treat virus patients in Ctg
Chittagong, June 17 – Ten physicians of different hospitals under Chittagong City Corporation and a store keeper have been suspended for refusing to provide treatment to Covid-19 patients. Chattogram City Corporation issued a notice in this regard on Tuesday night,…