Category: Health & Medical

Life-support system to be set up at district hospitals: Health Minister

Ref: The government is contemplating installing life-support system at the district-level hospitals for treartment of critical patients, Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr AFM Ruhal Haque said Sunday.

“Government’s main goal is to reach emergency medicare service to people’s doorsteps through setting up intensive care unit (ICU) and life-support system at district-level hospitals,” he said.

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Nipah spreading across northern region

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The highly fatal Nipah virus is spreading across the northern region after infecting 24 people at Hatibandha in Lalmonirhat district where it seemed to be petering out.

Director General (DG) for health Dr Khandaker Mohammad Shefayetullah said there were no fresh cases at Hatiabandha in the last couple of days. Read more →

'Mystery' fever alarms experts

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The death of seven people from ‘mystery’ fever in a northern border district has the experts scrambling to find out whether it was caused by a fresh outbreak of highly fatal ‘nipah virus’.

The virus is highly infectious as it has killed 113 people out of 152 who had the fever since its first outbreak in 2001 when it was unknown to all. Read more →

Accuser now speaks for the accused

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Puzzled prosecution promptly seeks adjournment on the proceedings started 19 years after death of 76 children. The accuser yesterday sided with the persons accused of manufacturing adulterated paracetamol syrup that caused the death of 76 children in 1991.

Standing on the dock 16 years after hearing of the much-publicised case against Adflame Pharmaceuticals began, complainant Abul Khair Chowdhury, the then drug superintendent, spoke in favour of the five accused, three of them still on the run. Read more →

Clinic attacked, docs beaten up

At least ten persons including two doctors were injured in the ransacking of a hospital and a diagnostic centre in the capital’s Dhanmondi yesterday over the death of a patient alleging wrong treatment.

The deceased Ferdousi, 32, was wife of Golam Gafur Farid, assistant general manager of Madina Group owned by former Awami League lawmaker Haji Mohammad Selim. Read more →