The government is taking preparations to keep district hospitals ready with ICU to encounter possible second wave of corona pandemic.
Addressing a virtual meeting on Thursday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mentioned that the government has been making arrangements for all the Medicare services in district hospitals to tackle the next wave of the contagion.
Prime Minister inaugurated the Itna-Mithamoin-Austagram Highway in Kishoreganj through a virtual event from Ganabhaban, official residence of the premier.
The premier simultaneously said her government has instantly given appointment to 2,000 doctors (physicians), 3,000 nurses and technicians soon after the outbreak of the coronavirus to ensure prompt healthcare services to Covid-19 patients.
The Prime Minister simultaneously thanked President Abdul Hamid for taking the initiative to build such a highway, saying, “We have been able to construct the road due to his (president’s) inspiration and initiative.”
The government has built the road having 14 bridges and 62 culverts under the Road Transport and Highways Division at a cost of Tk 874.08 crore, she said.
The highway connected Nasirnagar of Brahmanbaria to Sylhet and Dhaka and other parts of the country. A video presentation on the newly constructed highway was screened at the function. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader gave the welcome speech at the function.
PM’s Principal Secretary Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus moderated the function while Secretary of Road Transport and Highways Division Md Nazrul Islam gave a brief presentation about the Itna-Mithamoin-Astagram Highway.
Awami League’s Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr. Abdus Sobhan Golap, MP, PMO Secretary Md Tofazzel Hossain Mian and PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim were present on the occasion