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Govt spends 1.5 to 5 lakh BDT for each Covid patient: Minister

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Health Desk- 03 Nov, 2020: Health Minister Zahid Maleque said the government is spending Tk 1.5 lakh to five lakh for each Covid-19 patient.

The government has so far spent Tk 15,000 daily for each regular Covid-19 patient and Tk 47,000 daily for each patient who required ICU treatment, he added.

The health minister was speaking as the chief guest at an event marking the ‘National Blood Donation and Posthumous Eye Donation Day 2020’ at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka on Monday afternoon.

Zahid Maleque said the possible second wave of coronavirus outbreak will be dealt with through a cooperative effort.  

About the Covid-19 vaccine, the minister said, ‘The directives from the honourable prime minister has been maintained. Effective measures will be taken soon in this regard.’