Thursday 18, August 2022

Remain alert as Covid infection rising: Zahid

News Desk: Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday urged all to maintain health protocols as the number of Covid cases has started to rise in Bangladesh.

“Covid has not yet been eradicated and the situation may take an alarming turn any time despite being normal now,” said the minister at the secretariat after a meeting on automation of admission process in private medical and dental colleges.

He said Covid cases have increased a bit in the country with 109 people infected with the virus on Sunday.

Many eminent personalities including ministers have already been infected.

“Everyone must follow health rules and wear a mask,” he added.

Zahid also urged those who have not been vaccinated yet to get vaccinated immediately.

The proposed budget allotted for the health sector is around Tk 4,000 crore this fiscal year which more than the previous fiscal year, he said.

Regarding the automation of students’ admission in private medical and dental colleges, he said the admission process will be transparent now.


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