Health Minister Zahid Malek has said that coronavirus should be eradicated from the world together. For this reason, equality between rich countries and poor countries should be achieved in providing vaccines against corona. Without it, it would not be possible for the virus to be eradicated from the world if only the rich and the poor were discriminated against for the sake of money.
He said this while addressing a discussion meeting on the occasion of World Health Day organized by the Department of Health on Wednesday afternoon.
He said the rate of infection in Corona was reduced. But people did not follow the hygiene rules, showed indifference to the vaccine. Went to different places in groups. Without masks at various social occasions, including weddings, social distances have gathered without complying. Due to these reasons, the rate of infection has increased a lot. I can’t control Corona.
The minister said people did not follow the hygiene rules, and so the government had to give a lockdown. At the same time, he gave 16-point instructions. Lockdown is on now. People now have to follow the 16-point guidelines. Ordinary people have to think and work for themselves, for their families, for the state, for the economy.
The Health Minister said that World Health Day is being observed. The theme of the day is ‘Building a beautiful and healthy world for all’. The main goal of this day is equality and justice with all. This equality must be equally effective for all people on earth. The present world is taking various initiatives in the state of coronary artery disease and disorientation. The developed countries of the world as well as the poor countries are also affected by this epidemic. Poor countries along with developed countries of the world are also becoming poorer due to this epidemic.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary of the Health Services Department Lokman Hossain Mia stressed on strict adherence to the 18 directives of the government to prevent corona and gave directions to the health officials of district and upazila level present.
Ali Noor, Secretary, Department of Health Education, ABM Khurshid Alam, Director General, Department of Health, Jebunnesa Begum, Additional Secretary, Department of Health Services, Nazmul Islam, Line Director (CDC), Department of Health and Bardhan Singh Rana, Representative of World Health Organization spoke on the occasion.
Weak people are not a burden to society: The helpless, weak and backward people of society are generally considered a burden. But Islam has rejected this view. In the eyes of Islam, the helpless and the weak are a blessing for the society. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘Help the weak and make a living for yourself.’ (Saheeh Bukhari, Hadith: 2796)
Three periods of getting help
The hadith in question describes three acts of helplessness and seeking God’s help in times of adversity. Evidence is found in favor of the three acts in several verses and hadiths.
A. Doa: Doa or prayer to Allah is the tool of the believer. It is the characteristic of a believer to turn to God in times of trouble and to pray to Him. Irshad has said, ‘Rather, he is the one who responds to the call of Art when he calls on him and removes the danger ….’ (Surah Naml, verse: 72).
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘Fate changes only through prayer and longevity increases only through good deeds.’ (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2269)
B. Prayers: Prayers are one of the means of gaining Allah’s help. Allah says, ‘Seek help through patience and prayers. It is certainly difficult for others except the humble. ‘(Surat al-Baqara, verse: 45). It is narrated on the authority of Hudhayfah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to offer prayers whenever he encountered a difficult problem. (Sunan Abi Dawood, Hadith: 1319)
C. Devotion: Through sincerity or devotion, the value of the servant’s deeds increases and Allah’s help is accelerated. On the contrary, those who work for show are deprived of God’s help. The Holy Qur’an says of a community, ‘You shall not be like those who went out of their houses in arrogance and to show off, and turn people away from the path of Allah. Allah encompasses what they do. ‘(Surat al-Anfal, verse 48)
Author: Former Chief Scientific Officer, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Dhaka.