Manzur H Maswood

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    COVID-19 adds to woes of heart patients

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:08am on September 29, 2020

    COVID-19 has dealt a huge blow to the country’s cardiac patients as many heart patients are afraid of seeking health care fearing infections while health...

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    Drug prices soar amid COVID-19

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 11:51pm on September 21, 2020

    Prices of medicines, especially those used to treat allergy, sneezing, coughing and respiratory problems, have increased amid the COVID-19 crisis as the authorities are turning...

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    Committee asks Bangladesh to prepare for 2nd wave of infection

    Manzur H Maswood and Mustafizur Rahman | Updated at 12:44pm on September 21, 2020

    The government has ordered the authorities concerned to take precautions against the second wave of COVID-19 infections feared to begin in October-November. The directive comes...

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    Deaths with symptoms go unrecorded

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:19am on September 18, 2020

    Many people dying with COVID-19 symptoms across the country are remaining out of the ambit of testing, giving a wrong picture of deaths from the...

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    Cases rise faster in Khulna, Rangpur

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 04:37pm on September 13, 2020

    The number of COVID-19 cases has been increasing fast in Khulna and Rangpur divisions currently. Some districts in the two divisions witnessed nearly 15 per...

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    37 districts without labs lag behind

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 11:13pm on September 12, 2020

    The number of COVID-19 cases is low in the districts which have no testing facilities compared with the districts that have one or more laboratories....

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    84,000 COVID-19 patients missing from Bangladesh database

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 11:28pm on September 10, 2020

    Over 84,000 COVID-19 patients are missing from the record of the Directorate General of Health Services as the health data management is being done in...

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    COVID-19 exposes deep-rooted corruption in Bangladesh health sector in six months

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 11:52pm on September 07, 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak has exposed the inefficiency, mismanagement and deep-rooted corruption in the health sector as the sector has largely been blighted by lack of...

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    Weekly COVID-19 test positivity rate 16-week low in Bangladesh

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 04:55pm on September 05, 2020

    COVID-19 test positivity rate in the 26th week of infection was 15.89 per cent, lowest in the past 16 weeks. The downward trend of test...

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    COVID-19 deaths double in 46 days in Bangladesh

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 04:21pm on September 03, 2020

    Bangladesh witnessed a rise in COVID-19 deaths in recent weeks, although the case fatality rate is low compared to other hard-hit countries. The overall case...