Manzur H Maswood

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    Non-communicable diseases challenge health system

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:05am on November 01, 2017

    Bangladesh’s healthcare system now faces challenges of addressing the growing burden of non-communicable diseases that accounts for 59 per cent of mortality...

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    Drug costs 70pc of healthcare expenses

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:05am on October 14, 2017

    Cost of medicines accounts for about 70 per cent of healthcare expenses in Bangladesh as drug prices continue rising in absence of effective control over...

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    Number of caesarean births on rise

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 01:35am on September 23, 2017

    Caesarean section, a surgical operation for delivering a child by cutting through the wall of the abdomen of mothers with delivery complications, is being misused...

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    Patients flock abroad

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2017

    An increasing number of Bangladeshi patients flock to neighbouring countries, including India, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia for ‘better treatment’ draining out foreign exchange...

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    Aid shortage hampers relief works

    Mohiuddin Alamgir and Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 01:25am on September 15, 2017

    The government continued struggling to distribute reliefs among about four lakh Rohingays, already entered Bangladesh fleeing ethnic cleansing in Mynamar, because of inadequate humanitarian aid...

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    Waterborne diseases break out in 32 flood hit dists

    Manzur H Maswood with Zakir Hossain in Rangpur | Updated at 12:03am on September 12, 2017

    Outbreak of waterborne diseases increased sufferings of thousands of people as flood waters are receding at different parts of the country...

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    Malnourished Netrakona children victims of public health failure

    Manzur H Maswood . back from Netrokona | Updated at 12:20am on August 17, 2017

    Shahina Akhter, a 25-year old mother on Sunday came to the Netrokona District Hospital with her 11-month-old baby boy on her lap...

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    Govt study finds hospitals at dists, upazilas in sorry state

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:31am on July 28, 2017

    A large number of government’s district and upazila hospitals lack adequate medicines, essential equipment for surgery and quality food for the patients, a health ministry...

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    Chikungunya spreads outside Dhaka

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:05am on July 26, 2017

    Chikungunya, an Aedes mosquito-transmitted viral disease, began to spread across the country as the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research confirmed chikungunya cases in...

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    IEDCR waits for lab tests

    Nazim Uddin in Chittagong with Manzur H Maswood in Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on July 14, 2017

    Seven more ethnic minority community children at Sitakunda in Chittagong were hospitalised on Thursday with an unknown disease in which nine children of the same...