Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that vaccination activities have been launched in many countries of the world to combat COVID-19. So far 1 crore 2 lakh doses of vaccine have been brought to the country. Bangladesh has been ranked among the top 20 countries in the world for coronavirus vaccination.He said this in a message given on the occasion of World Health Day-2021 on Wednesday (April 8).The Prime Minister said, “I am happy to know that World Health Day is being observed on April 6. On this occasion, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations and best wishes to all. The theme of this year’s World Health Day is ‘Building a Fair, Healthy World’; Which means – ‘Build a beautiful and healthy world for all’. I think the premise has been significant and timely. ”
“The world is going through a difficult time because of the coronavirus infection,” he said. Our government has undertaken an integrated and effective program from the very beginning of Corona expansion. Our limited manpower, medical supplies and awareness among the people about corona disease prevention, corona testing, telemedicine counseling, quarantine, covid hospital setting, provision of life-saving equipment including oxygen in the hospital, recruitment of doctors and nurses In comparison, I succeed in controlling corona.
Bangladesh is ranked 20th in South Asia and 20th in the world in the Covid-19 Tolerance Rankings compiled by Bloomberg in the United States for successfully coping with the Corona epidemic, taking timely and appropriate action, reviving the economy and maintaining the standard of living. The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) personally appreciates our various initiatives to tackle corona in Bangladesh.
He said, “Bangladesh’s health sector development index is now at an enviable level under the Awami League government.” Various types of hospitals are being set up all over the country as per the demand of the people. Various medical colleges and medical universities have been established. Free medical services and medicines are being provided to the community clinics for the rural, marginalized and disadvantaged people. Infant mortality and maternal mortality rates are declining at a significant rate. The average life expectancy is 72.6 years. We are implementing various programs to achieve the goal of sustainable development and universal health care.
“We have to adhere to other safe practices in the country, including the use of masks to prevent the second wave of Kovid-19, the hygiene of hand washing, the etiquette of sneezing and coughing,” he said. In addition to Corona, everyone needs to be vigilant and take necessary steps to ensure that our vital emergency health care is not disrupted in any way. There is no crisis in the provision of proper services to the patients in the hospital.
He added, ‘I believe we are now much more experienced, skilled, trained and courageous than ever before in dealing with this epidemic. Many doctors, nurses and other caregivers died while providing services during this crisis. I wish their souls forgiveness and peace and express my deepest sympathies to the family members. I wish the overall success of ‘World Health Day 2021’. “