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Hospitals ready to deal with patients during Eid: Minister

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Health Desk - Aug 11, 2018: Hospitals across the country are prepared to serve patients with dengue fever during the Eid holidays, Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said.

“We have trained 2,000 doctors. Our medicine specialists helped us with  that. We have prepared a protocol, which has been distributed  everywhere, including at private hospitals. Trained doctors have been  sent to districts and upazilas,” he told the news agency on Thursday in an interview at his Secretariat office.

The minister said they have already allocated Tk 10 lakh for each district hospital and Tk 2 lakh for each upazila hospital to buy anything they need in order to locally manage patients.

“We hope there will be no problem. Even then, any problem they (district and upazila hospitals) face, they will be able to directly contact us. We’ll always be in office, even on Eid day,” he said.

The mosquito-borne viral disease could spread in districts and upazilas with people leaving Dhaka to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with their dear and near ones.