Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic Economic Progress of Bangladesh Praise-worthy

Hiren Pandit: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mentioned recently in a meeting that "We have to move forward with our economic activities, maintaining health protocols. Hopefully, we will establish a hunger, poverty, illiteracy-free, and secular Golden Bengalas dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She has praised Ba...

Covid-19 situation in India: Lessons for Bangladesh

Pranab Kumar Panday: In the past few weeks, the Covid-19 situation in India has deteriorated significantly, which received adequate attention from the Bangladeshi media. The news of the deaths of patients in various media has made everyone puzzled. We have already noticed that the Covid-19 situation in India is largely out of control. The scen...

Awami League Govt stands beside COVID-hit people

1. Awami League Govt stands beside COVID-hit peopleBudget for stimulus packages and financial support till March 2021: $14.98 billionBudget since April 2021: $310 million 2. Awami League Govt stands beside COVID-hit peopleGrants from Prime Ministers Relief Fund approved since April 2021: $1.24 million. 3. Awami League Govt stands beside COVID-...

Strictly follow health guideline to fight the second wave of COVID-19: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today issued a clarion call asking all to strictly follow health guideline to face the COVID-19 pandemic’s ongoing second wave, simultaneously reassuring the nation that her government remained beside the people. “You (people) have no reason to be panicked. The government always remains beside you,&rdquo...

Comprehensive Efforts to Counter Rumours and Conspiracy

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: Political opposition groups in every country tend to disseminate various forms of propaganda and rumours as a political tactic to undermine the government’s popularity. Consequently, every government across the globe remains watchful of rumour-making efforts to spread such adverse news about the government. The si...

Foreign envoys praise Sheikh Hasina’s leadership during COVID pandemic

Ambassadors of Turkey and China, and the Indian High Commissioner have highly praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic. They were addressing a special webinar titled "Political Leadership: Then and Now", organised by the International Affairs Sub-Committee of Bangladesh Awami League on 30th January 202...

Sheikh Hasina's Doctrine of Vaccine Diplomacy

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: Even five months ago, the people of Bangladesh had to passionately wait to hear when they would get Covid-19 vaccine that would enable them to move freely as most of the countrymen had to stay at home to protect them from Covid-19 contamination for a long time. There was widespread controversy at all stages, whether the...

HPM Sheikh Hasina thanks Indian PM Narendra Modi for COVID-19 vaccines

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday thanked her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for sending the Oxford vaccine produced in India as a gift for Bangladesh. “I’m thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sending the vaccine as a gift,” she said, adding that the procured vaccine will come soon from India as planned. The Pr...

Covid-19 and Sheikh Hasina's Leadership

Pranab Kumar Panday: We have reached at the end of the century's most egregious year, as Covid-19 has caused immense miseries in 2020 triggering massive fatalities, economic downfall, disruption in communications worldwide, restriction on the freedom of movement, closures of offices and educational institutions and compelling citizens to practi...

Govt signs Covid-19 vaccine procurement contract with Serum Institute of India

The government has signed Covid-19 vaccine procurement contract with Serum Institute of India today. The agreement was signed at an event at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in presence of Health Minister Zahid Maleque. Prof ABM Khurshid Alam, director general of the DGHS; Prof Nasima Sultana, additional director general (admi...

Bangladesh launches antigen tests for COVID-19 in 10 districts

Antigen tests for the rapid detection of the novel coronavirus infection have begun in 10 districts of Bangladesh amid a recent spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths.Health Minister Zahid Maleque virtually launched the testing process on Saturday. The tests will be available in the districts of Gaibandha, Munshiganj, Panchagarh, Madaripur, Brahman...

Telemedicine services win trust, support millions amid pandemic

When most of the hospitals suspended non-emergency services and doctors shut their private chambers during the initial bout of the coronavirus pandemic, telemedicine services emerged as a saviour to the patients. And Jatiya Shasthaya Batayan or National Health Call Centre, has led the way in advising patients remotely, helping millions stay at ...

Govt to provide 30 million COVID-19 vaccines free of cost

The government is set to provide 3 crore doses of vaccine initially among the people free of cost alongside taking tougher action to compel people wearing masks to check further spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country. “Three crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines, which are being procured primarily, will be given to the people free...

Govt compiling list of 1st phase vaccine recipients

The health ministry has started drawing up the list of those who will be vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first phase. In this phase, doctors, nurses and health workers will be vaccinated first. Citizens aged above 60 will get vaccines in the second phase. The government will procure the Covishield vaccine, developed jointly by the Universit...

What are the steps taken by Bangladesh for procuring Covid-19 vaccines?

Bangladesh in talks with Pfizer and AstraZeneca, among others, for starting Covid-19 vaccine procurement from as early as January Bangladesh has been in negotiations with almost all countries and companies – who have been developing Covid-19 vaccines – for procurement. Nine such organizations across the world are purportedly in the...

No one is safe until everyone is safe: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said there is a need for constructive multilateralism more than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded that ‘no one is safe until everyone is safe’. “The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder that no one is safe until everyone is safe. The pandemic has taught us that global prosperity is em...

Post-pandemic hunger and food security: Innovation and resilience in Bangladesh

Md Arif Hossain: As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic lays waste to lives and livelihoods in countries around the globe, the approach of the annual World Food Day on 16 October reminds us not to lose sight of longer-term goals. In many developing countries, Bangladesh included, the economic shock of the pandemic is expected to have seve...

Engage youths in decision-making: HPM Sheikh Hasina at youth summit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called for engaging youths with decision-making, ideas and innovations to fight coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to build a resilient and sustainable future for them. While inaugurating the two-day celebration of “Dhaka – OIC Youth Capital 2020” virtually this afternoon, Sheikh Hasina also sou...

Beyond the Pandemic's Episode 3: Lockdown withdrawn to save lives and livelihoods

Bangladesh Awami League has broadcasted the third episode of special webinar 'Beyond The Pandemic'. In the latest session, speakers said that the lockdown has been withdrawn to save both the lives and livelihoods of the people of the country. This episode's topic was ‘Reopening Economic Activities Following Health Regulations: Realit...

HPM Sheikh Hasina for engaging local representatives to contain COVID-19

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the authorities concerned to engage more the local public representatives in containing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. “The prime minister issued the instruction while addressing a meeting of the National Technical Advisory Committee formed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in...