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  • Cry for a hospital bed!

    Mahfuja Mukul: Two women are standing in front of the emergency department of Corona Unit at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, two oxygen cylinders in front of their feet. Corona has brought a dying patient from Comilla. They are repeatedly looking inside the hospital. The men who came with him in…

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  • Covid restrictions may be relaxed after August 5

    Staff Correspondent: State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain yesterday said that the ongoing strict restrictions may be relaxed after August 5.He said the current strict restrictions could be relaxed somewhat to keep industrial production continue and economic activity going on. Farhad Hossain said this while talking to reporters yesterday.…

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  • Bangladesh receives more 8 lakh doses of vaccine

    Staff Correspondent: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Health Minister Zahid Maleque yesterday received the second consignment of AstraZeneca vaccine doses from Japan under the COVAX facility.The second consignment contains 7,81,320 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine.A cargo flight of Cathay Pacific that carried the vaccine doses from Japan landed at…

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  • Female surgeons at greater risk of pregnancy loss

    International Desk: Eveline Shue had always been a standout surgeon, but her most joyful moment at the hospital came when she could finally share some personal good news with her colleagues: After five cycles of in vitro fertilisation, she was pregnant with twins. At 24 weeks of pregnancy, she and…

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  • 181 more admitted in hospital in a day

    Alarming Dengue surge Staff Correspondent: Health authorities reported 181 new dengue cases in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning, highest this year so far amid a spike in the Aedes mosquito-borne disease in the country.Bangladesh has been seeing over 100 dengue patients for the last six days adding worries…

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  • PM for massive Covid vaccination to ensure everyone’s protection

    Staff Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said she has instructed the authorities concerned to inoculate the people massively with Covid-19 vaccines to ensure protection of all.“We have started purchasing vaccines. Inoculation has already started. We have to ensure massive vaccination so that all the people of our country are…

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  • Healthcare, education hampered for chaos

    Dhaka Shishu Hospital Special Correspondent: Allegation has been intensified that the healthcare and educational activities of Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital (DSH) are being hampered tremendously due to massive irregularities and mismanagement of the authorities concerned as well as conflict and chaos between two rival groups of the teachers and students…

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  • BD to launch walk-in Covid vaccinations at union level

    Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh is set to launch walk-in vaccination at union level allowing the people to be jabbed showing their national identity (ID) cards as ordered by Prime Minister’ Sheikh Hasina to intensify the nationwide inoculation campaign.“We have installed vaccination centres at union levels . . . the people will…

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  • Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccine antibody levels may decline in 2-3 months: Lancet study

    Industry Desk: Total antibody levels start to wane six weeks after complete immunisation with Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, and can reduce by more than 50 per cent over 10 weeks, according to study published in The Lancet journal.The researchers from University College London (UCL) in the UK noted that if…

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  • BD sees highest daily 247 Covid deaths, 15,192 cases

    Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh yesterday recorded highest ever daily 247 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours raising the number of total fatalities to 19,521. Besides, 15,192 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 11,79,827.The…

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