At least 281 people succumbed to dengue last year, while 62,382 patients were hospitalised, the highest deaths and second-highest cases ever recorded in the country.
In 2014, Iraboti Roy, 40, a patient with the disease Myasthenia Gravis, died a day after a doctor in the country’s top neurological hospital used a sedative on her.
The number of dengue patients hospitalised across the country this year is almost 50,000, the second time this has happened in Bangladesh.
Icddr,b will administer the second dose of oral cholera vaccine in five areas of Dhaka from August 3 to 10, under the supervision of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Community Health Care Providers (CHCPs) continue their agitation programme for the second day demanding nationalisation of their job in the community clinics.
Entry tests for admission in MBBS and BDS courses for 2016-17 academic sessions will be held in coming September, Health Minister Mohammad Nasim says.
With the health ministry apparently dragging its feet over stopping manufacture of substandard drugs, the High Court yesterday directed the government to halt production of 20 companies within seven days.
With a heat wave sweeping across the country, several hundred diarrhoea patients have been admitted to hospitals across the country.
The High Court yesterday summoned the managing director of Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital and the chief of Directorate General of Health Services over allegations that the private hospital charged the parents for the treatment of a child who was already dead.