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    DGHS inefficiency blamed

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 11:53pm on June 17, 2020

    The Directorate General of the Health Services failed to provide area-specific mapping for lockdowns five days after it made a list of 64 areas, including...

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    Illegal oxygen trade is sign of regulatory failure

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2020

    AN UNSCRUPULOUS group of medical suppliers taking advantage of the COVID-19 situation is marketing industrial oxygen harmful for humans as medical oxygen and this is...

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    DMCH director changed

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:25pm on June 17, 2020

    The government on Wednesday appointed Bangladesh Army officer Colonel Md Nazmul Haque as the director of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on deputation under the Health...

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    Health system needs to be redesigned

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:24am on June 03, 2020

    Public health experts and health economists have emphasised allocation to strengthen the country’s emergency healthcare, response and preventive measures alongside raising the overall...

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    1 lakh infection by May 31 projected

    Ahammad Foyez | Updated at 12:13am on April 29, 2020

    Public health experts still see lack of coordination and poor preparation of the government in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic while the government projection...

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    Decision to relax shutdown should be reviewed: health experts

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 11:54pm on April 27, 2020

    The government’s decision to relax the ongoing shutdown to allow economic activities during the month of Ramadan appears as a great public health concern as...

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    Installation must follow specific rules: experts

    Ahammad Foyez | Updated at 12:29am on April 21, 2020

    Professionals, including public health and utility experts, urged the authorities concerned to set up intensive care units and isolation units at hospitals ensuring necessary safety...

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    Early action a must to contain communicable diseases

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 01, 2020

    PUBLIC health system is primarily designed to tackle communicable diseases and the country still does not have an effective, comprehensive strategy to tackle mosquito- or...

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    Insects, pesticide and a public health crisis

    Colin Todhunter | Updated at 10:53pm on February 22, 2020

    IN 2017, UN special rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, and UN special rapporteur on Toxics, Baskut Tuncak, produced a report that called...

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    A tale of heavy metals and mistrust among public agencies

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 19, 2020

    A HIGH concentration of heavy metals such as cadmium, chromium and lead that the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority detected in tests on 67 samples of...