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Manzur H Maswood

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    Health DG resigns amid criticism

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 09:49pm on July 21, 2020

    Directorate General of Health Services director general Abul Kalam Azad resigned on Tuesday amid widespread criticism over massive irregularities in the country’s health sector, exposed...

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    Bangladesh approves phase 3 trial of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 02:26pm on July 19, 2020

    The Bangladesh Medical Research Council has approved the phase-3 trial of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese firm Sinovac. International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research,...

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    COVID-19 claims 33, infects 3,163 in Bangladesh

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 02:49pm on July 14, 2020

    The COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh have reached 1,90,057, including 3,163 new cases recorded in the 24-hour period ending at 8:00am Tuesday, while over 1.03 lakh...

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    No let-up in health sector corruption

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:30am on July 13, 2020

    The health ministry as well as the Directorate General of Health Services has always been nonchalant after several corruption allegations surfaced in the health sector...

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    COVID-19 test drops, daily infection rate hits 24pc in Bangladesh

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 02:51pm on July 11, 2020

    Bangladesh witnessed an unusual increase in daily COVID-19 infection rate as nearly one in four people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the past...

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    Daily COVID-19 detection drops below 3,000 as tests decrease in Bangladesh

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 02:50pm on July 10, 2020

    The detection of COVID-19 cases dropped to less than 3,000 on Friday as the number of tests dropped. The rate of infections, however, did not...

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    COVID-19 death rate higher outside Dhaka

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:03am on July 07, 2020

    The overall COVID-19 death rate in Bangladesh is 1.26 per cent, but there are significant differences in the death rates between the Dhaka division and...

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    58pc COVID-19 death in past four weeks in Bangladesh

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 02:57pm on July 04, 2020

    Bangladesh saw about 58 per cent of the death from COVID-19 in the past four weeks of the infection as the death and detection in...

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    GeneXpert TB testing machines to test COVID-19

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:31am on July 01, 2020

    The government has decided to use GeneXpert machines, also a kind of RT-PCR testing apparatus, to detect COVID-19 patients faster. GeneXpert is a high-tech tool...

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    COVID-19 death hits 64 in a day

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 02:49pm on June 30, 2020

    The country witnessed a leap in the death from the novel coronavirus as 64 people died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours till 8:00am...

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