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One-stop digital COVID-19 test booth launched in Dhaka

One-stop digital COVID-19 test booth launched in Dhaka

Digital Healthcare Solutions (DH), the Institute for Developing Science and Health Initiatives (ideSHi) and Mugda Medical College Hospital (MuMCH) have jointly launched the first one-stop digital booths for COVID-19 screening and testing in Bangladesh. 

Saber Hossain Chowdhury, MP,... Read More

40m tobacco users at grave risk of COVID-19

40m tobacco users at grave risk of COVID-19

Experts have stressed the need for hiking of tobacco products’ prices in the upcoming budget to tackle corona pandemic as World Health Organization (WHO) has recently informed that lungs hooked on tobacco are at greater risk of COVID-19.
In Bangladesh, about 40 million adults who use... Read More

Raise prices of tobacco goods: Experts to govt

Raise prices of tobacco goods: Experts to govt

Experts on Tuesday urged the government to increase prices of tobacco products in the upcoming budget to deter users from using them and generate additional revenue.

They said as about 40 million adults who use tobacco products are currently at grave risk of coronavirus infection in Ban... Read More

Ashik’s second life

Ashik’s second life

From being detected as the first Covid-19 positive case in Bangladesh cricket on May 9 to successfully recovering from coronavirus and leaving the hospital on May 29 – the three weeks were perhaps the toughest journey in entire life for Ashikur Rahman.

Now a development coach of B... Read More

Mugda General Hospital chief made OSD

Mugda General Hospital chief made OSD

The government has removed the director of Mugda General Hospital in Dhaka and attached him to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) as an officer on special duty (OSD), an instance of punitive action often taken against public servants.

“I received the OSD order on We... Read More

Bangladesh govt yet to initiate probe into face mask scam

Bangladesh govt yet to initiate probe into face mask scam

Bangladesh government seems indifferent to run an investigation into the supply of fake N95 masks to government hospitals by a Bangladeshi company though physician leaders and experts concerned think that the matter calls for a thorough investigation.

They were surprised at such indiffe... Read More

What dragged N95 face masks into controversy?

What dragged N95 face masks into controversy?

March 30 was a good day for the frontline healthcare workers of Mugda General Hospital in Dhaka as they received 300 pieces of N95 masks and another 500 general masks from the government for treating coronavirus patients.

But, the joy soon turned to grief after hospital authorities foun... Read More