Who runs the health ministry when Dengue hits the nation?
The entire nation has been terrorized. Mosquito menace and Dengue fever
The number of death all over the country is so far closer to
People have been left on
It is an emergency like situation but the government is not ready to agree to it and declare a national health emergency to develop a united resistance to the stop the spread. Awami League has called for a three-day awareness campaign by party men at all level but involving the entire social forces under the government leadership could be more effective but carefully avoided.
What surprises the nation is that the health minister’s whereabouts. He is reportedly missing from public view over the past few days when his leadership is all the more important to fight back the menace and assure the nation of the government best attention to
His personal staff initially said he was visiting his constituency in Manikgonj but he was not visible anywhere. Some other sources then said he is in the city but
He is scheduled to return home on August 4 as per media report. It is not clear how he could get the permission from the Prime Minister office to go out on private visit this time leaving the situation devastating at home. Many believe if the government can function without a health minister in need, then better he must vacate the seat.
Thus the entire government machinery lacks leadership at this critical time. Who runs the health ministry is the big question. There is
More shocking is that the two city corporations were systematically betraying the city dwellers using poor and ineffective mosquito killer insecticides while the city officials, traders
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina now in London has to intervene in this situation on Tuesday
The High Court has also asked the two city corporations to appraise it by Wednesday what measures they have taken to effectively face the menace, they should give names of effective medicine they are now importing and the process they are using in such procurement.
Dengue victims so far
Reports said the North City Corporation bought Tk 14 crore mosquito killer medicine and the South City purchased Tk 17.37 crore medicine in the 2018-19 fiscal ending in June this year and test reports said these were ineffective to kill normal mosquitos, least to speak about killing Ades mosquito which spread Dengue fever.
Several syndicates are controlling the business and it is an open secret amongst concerned health ministry officials but the big fishes have been always untouchable.
The two mayors are not the like of the former North city major Annisul Haq who had at least the energetic drive and the gut to resist irregularities.
The meeting had however decided to suppress the spraying of ineffective medicine in city mosquito eradication drives as the parliament election was looming in December last. Everybody was warned not to leak the news in the public.
Dengue is almost regularly hitting the city dwellers and people all over. But the people mandated to eradicate the menace have taken it rather as a regular way of making fortune by buying ineffective medicine at
The death of a Dhaka University student last week from Dengue fever is agitating the varsity students. Their demand for closure of the varsity on health safety ground has been however turned down by the varsity authorities despite over two dozen reported cases of Dengue among students in different
Many believe the varsity authorities feared the students could use the occasion to press for