Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury on Sunday urged the government to incorporate everyone in fighting Covid-19.
In a virtual press conference, the public health expert asked the government to form mobile medical teams for giving primary treatments to Covid patients at their houses.
Zafrullah said that the effort would need a huge number of volunteers and a huge investment.
He also said that the doctors and nurses should be trained properly so that they could administer effective treatment.
He urged the government to cut VATs on oxygen cylinders so that the people can afford it more easily.
Zafrullah compared the killing of five workers at an under-construction coal-fired power plant of S Alam Group at Baraghona under Gandamara union of Banshkhali in Chattogram on Saturday as extrajudicial killings.
Bhashani Anusari Parishad secretary general Sheikh Rafiqul Islam placed a three-point demand at the press conference.
The parishad demanded free Covid treatment for the poor, free food supply for the poor and unemployed people and resignation of the inspector general of police Benazir Ahmed for killing innocent people in police firing on Independence Day and Mujibnagar Day.
Bangladesh Chhatra Odhikar Parishad leader Nurul Haq Nur said, ‘Hefazat-e-Islam activists are parts of society and the government should listen to their demands sincerely.’
Dhaka University law department professor Asif Nazrul, Jahangirnagar University professor Dilara Choudhury, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers’ Association chief executive Syeda Rizwana Hasan, and Ganosamhati Andolan chief coordinator Zonayed Saki, among others, spoke at the programme moderated by Rashtrachinta’s member Didarul Islam Bhuiyan.
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