No concession for criminal even if in the party: Quader
Awami League general secretary and Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said that no matter who the culprit is, even if he has party identity or power, he will not be spared.
He said this at a press conference at his official residence in the Parliament House area on Sunday.
Recalling the government's anti-corruption stance, Obaidul Quader said: “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is adamant on the zero-tolerance policy to prevent irregularities, injustice, and corruption not only in the health sector but in any other sector.”
The general secretary of the party urged the leaders and workers of the Awami League to stand by them as floods occurred in several districts of the country amid the coronavirus crisis.
Drawing the attention of the health department to increase the management and coordination of the hospitals, the minister said that according to various researches and media reports, many patients suffering from coronavirus are recovering with treatment at home. I urge to increase telemedicine services and hotline services to get the services and necessary medical advice for those who are receiving treatment at home.
Obaidul Quader said that close people go away because of coronavirus infection, loved ones become unknown. Parents or husband; is leaving his wife in the hospital. Again, many are not coming after death. In this regard, he said, there is no chance of spreading the infection from the body 3 hours after the death of the patient. This disease is not a curse; relatives can bury the body of a loved one in accordance with the rules of the World Health Organization while protecting themselves.
He appealed to all concerned in medical services including government hospitals, saying that there should be no discrimination between ordinary patients and high-income patients, treat everyone equally. See all patients equally. He said the Sheikh Hasina government does not believe in VIP culture. The government discourages such practices in this crisis.
The minister said that at present the test is not being done in that lab. The government has taken initiative to expand this facility. He also called upon the government as well as other private hospitals to take initiative to set up PCR labs in the public interest. If the test capacity is increased, that is, if the infection is identified, it will be possible to reduce the spread of the disease. We need to identify patients now as much as possible.