Health Minister Zahid Malek has said the government is spending Rs 50,000 on each corona patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) of hospitals across the country. And the cost for a normal patient is 15 thousand rupees.He said this at a press briefing on vaccine issue and contemporary issues at BCPS premises in Mohakhali on Tuesday.
The health minister said there were 2,500 beds for corona patients in Dhaka. Now seven thousand beds have been made. This is what we were able to do overnight. We have arranged corona treatment in every hospital. Corona is also being treated at TB Hospital, Gastroliver Hospital and Sheikh Hasina Burn Institute.
He said there was a vaccine crisis around the world, adding that 10 of the world’s richest nations had bought 80 percent of the vaccine. So far, 50-60 countries have not received the vaccine.
In the context of the ongoing lockdown, he said, lockdown is not the only way. With the lockdown, different countries of the world have reduced the transmission. But there are also downsides to the lockdown. It increases poverty and social instability.
Regarding the benefits of the lockdown, the health minister said the number of infections has come down from 24 to 13. Got big results of lockdown. But lockdown can’t happen all the time. Long-term ways of wearing a mask, hand sanitizing, following hygiene and not attending ceremonies must be followed. We need to know how the corona ‘second wave’ came about. Otherwise we will go to the ‘Third Wave’.
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Kamrul Ahsan: Atish Dipankar Srigyan (960-1053) is a Buddhist scholar, theologian and philosopher. Dipankar Sreejnan, one of the best Bengali scholars of the tenth-eleventh centuries, was born in 960 AD to a royal family in the village of Vajrayogini in Bikrampur, Dhaka. Father Kalyanashree and mother Prabhavati Devi. His childhood name was Chandragarbha. After completing his primary education with his mother and at the local Vajrasana Bihar, he received higher education in Buddhism and scriptures from the famous Buddhist guru Jetari. At this time, he disliked the world and decided to give up his domestic life and acquire religious knowledge. For this purpose he went to Krishnagiri Vihara in western India and became a disciple of Rahul Gupta. After being initiated by Mahasanghika Acharya Shilrakshit at Odantapuri Bihar in Magadha, he was renamed ‘Dipankar Srigyan’. At the age of thirty-one, he was classified as one of the greatest monks by Acharya Dharmarakshit. Later, Dipankar studied for some time with the best Acharyas of Magadha and propagated this theory (nihilism) about the origin of the world from scratch. After studying Buddhism for 12 years and gaining a deep knowledge, he returned to India at the age of 44.
For the next 15 years he held important positions of teaching and management in Odantapuri, Sompuri, India, and especially in Vikramshil Bihar. At the invitation of the King of Tibet and with great interest, he went to Tibet at the age of 56 from Vikramshila Bihar. There Mahayana preached and established Buddhism. He gained immense fame by composing, translating and editing more than two hundred books. The Tibetans revered and worshiped Gautama Buddha as the best guru. There he is regarded as ‘Jobo Chenpo’ or Mahaprabhu. In Bangladesh, he is known as one of the best Bengalis of the past. He compiled a large collection of Tibetan religions, histories, royal stories, biographies, hymns and, above all, Tanjur. Any of Tibet in the past. Negotiation is not possible without him. The Lamas of Tibet are still the almost absolute rulers of state and religious power. These lamas identify themselves as disciples and heirs in the past. Although Tibet is now under Chinese rule, the influence of Atisha Deepaskar Sreejnan still exists in the religion and culture there. Atish’s writings, which were in his mother tongue Bengali or Sanskrit, are now extinct. But translations of almost all of his books are still preserved in Tibet. The Tibetan epic Tanjure contains the Tibetan translation of 69 of Deepaskar’s own books. Besides, he did not participate in the translation of his books kept in Tanjur. After living in Tibet for 13 years, at the age of 72, that is, in 1054 AD, Atish Deepaskar Srigyan passed away at Nethang Bihar near Lhasa. On June 26, 1986, the sacred body of the late Dipashkar Sreejnan was brought from China to the Dharmarajik Buddhist Monastery in Dhaka with state status. Atish Deepaskar’s birthplace is still in Bikrampur near Dhaka