It’s humanitarian crisis, Quader says about dengue

Agencies | Published: 01:11, Aug 01,2019


Terming the dengue situation a humanitarian crisis, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said everyone should work together to tackle the crisis.

‘Cleanliness drives will continue in every moholla [small residential area] and para [neigbourhood] of the country. The government will be successful in combating the dengue like other challenges,’ he said while inaugurating a three-day cleanliness drive of Bangladesh Awami League at Jigatala in the city, reports United News of Bangladesh.

The drive was conducted for creating awareness among people.

Asked about the Health Minister’s Malaysia trip, Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said, ‘The main point is whether necessary steps have been taken for combating the dengue, no matter who’s there at home and who’s abroad.’

He also said the Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad will conduct free blood tests for diagnosing dengue, if needed.

BSS adds: Obaidul said, ‘We call upon doctors to provide treatment to dengue patients at a token money of Tk 100. Many patients are not able to test their blood at Tk 500 or Tk 1,000.’

‘That’s why I request physicians to provide treatment to dengue patients on humanitarian ground at a token money or free of cost,’ he added.

‘Let us work together to prevent the mosquitoes. Action programme against mosquito is a challenge for us. Let’s make the programme a success,’ he said.

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