Let us be Respectful to Frontline Warriors

Pranab Kumar Panday: Recently, I was taken aback by following the news that portrayed the killing of a doctor after being brutally beaten by a patient's relatives in Khulna on the allegation that he committed a mistake while undertaking a surgery that caused patient's death. The doctor was suffering from serious brain haemorrhage and was admitt...

COVID-19: Bangladesh Situation Report

Date: 1 July 2020 Basic Information The first case of Covid-19 in Bangladesh was detected on 8 March 2020. So far, the country has detected 149,258 confirmed cases of Covid-19, of whom, 1888 have died and 62,108 have recovered after treatment. In total, 366,295 people have been quarantined (institutional and home) till date of whom 302,413 hav...

Government’s initiative to fight Coronavirus

Countries around the world have come to a halt as the COVID-19 or Coronavirus is spreading out every minute. Reported first by China, it has already affected more than 200 countries. Since March 8, Bangladesh reported 130,474 cases till 26th June and 1661 of them died. 53,133 people have recovered and sent home. The government is alert since the...

First episode of the live discussion 'Beyond the Pandemic': Mass Awareness to Battle COVID-19

Bangladesh Awami League has organized a live discussion on 15th May titled BEYOND THE PANDEMIC. The topic of the discussion of the first episode was "Mass Awareness to Battle COVID-19". It was aired on the party's official Facebook page. Honourable Minister of Information Dr Hassan Mahmud MP, Honorable State Minister of ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak M...

HPM Sheikh Hasina allocates BDT 101,117 Crore to maintain economic strength

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina so far announced a total of 18 stimulus packages worth around $11.90 billion or Taka 1,01,117 crore to offset the shock of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on various sectors of the country. With the latest and 18th stimulus package of Taka 2,000 crore for the programme for generating employments through Palli ...

Forbes enlists Sheikh Hasina as one of the women leaders in fighting Coronavirus

The prestigious US magazine Forbes has highly praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and placed her in the list of successful women leadership for her sincere efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic in Bangladesh. “Bangladesh, a country of some 161 million people, led by Sheikh Hasina, is no stranger to crises. She was quick off her fee...

COVID-19: Emphasis on research and use of modern technology

Professor Dr Md Sazzad Hossain: The year 2020 is significant as we are celebrating Bangabandhu's birth centenary. But at present we are experiencing and fighting a disaster, Covid-19. Our honourable Prime Minister herself is working relentlessly and guiding us throughout the crisis. However we believe, the way we have achieved our independence ...

Don’t Blame the Victims

Pranab Kumar Panday: ‘Blaming the victims’ as a concept is often used by researchers to describe a situation where the victims are considered responsible for any incident. Usually, a person is considered as a victim when someone’s action or circumstance hurts him or her. Blaming the victim occurs when people hold the victim re...

HPM Sheikh Hasina stands by frontline COVID-19 fighters

Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed her heartfelt gratitude on behalf of the nation to the frontline workers against Covid-19 in Bangladesh, including doctors, nurses, health professionals, law enforcers, members of the armed forces and all employees of the republic engaged directly in the fight to save lives. She also announ...

HPM Sheikh Hasina announces stimulus packages worth Tk 72,750 Crore to overcome COVID-19 impact

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today unveiled the government work plan to overcome the possible COVID-19 impact on the country’s economy, declaring an allocation of Taka 72,750 crore under a set of stimulus packages. “Earlier I declared a Tk 5,000 crore (emergency) incentive package for paying salaries and allowanc...

HPM Sheikh Hasina issued 31-point directives to fight Coronavirus outbreak

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the people to visit physicians if any symptom of coronavirus is seen and not to pay heed to any rumour about it as she issued a 31-point directive in view of the outbreak of the lethal disease.Sheikh Hasina also warned that no corruption will be tolerated in the relief distribution and advised not to use pe...

Comprehensive Efforts to Face Covid-19 Catastrophe

Pranab Kumar Panday: Covid-19, the disease caused by the new-to-humans coronavirus, has already turned into an epidemic all over the world with great intensity. Emerging from China during late December 2019, it has spread to at least 114 countries over territories of six continents, infecting more than 1.8 lakh people. Considering the intensity...

HPM Sheikh Hasina for mobilising resources to fight Coronavirus in SAARC

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called for a strong collaboration among SAARC nations in devising a collective strategy and mobilising resources in combating coronavirus as she joined a videoconference with her counterparts and leaders in the region.“We need to devise a strong SAARC-wide strategy to combat this public health threat and ...

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