Saturday, July 4, 2020 | ePaper

Arrangement is missing as new wave of outbreak looming

  • Print
WE are afraid the nation is facing a new wave of infections from coronavirus pandemic shortly after Eid-ul-Fitr as the crowd of people returning to the city and elsewhere. The  situation may further worsen shortly the government is reopening offices, public transports and businesses but we are not sure how it is going to give safety to people and handle the new wave of attack. There is no big arrangement to tackle the new wave of attack.
The mad rush of Dhaka bound people on roads, water ways and ferry ghats particularly from southern districts is increasing the safety fear manifolds. These people are taking little care of social distancing in their desperate attempt to reach the capital ignoring social distancing and such other preventive measures. Hundreds and thousands of home-goers have not only left the infection to their families and neighbours but also carrying new infections back to the city.
We would suggest that the government should immediately take the private hospitals as almost two-thirds hospitals in the country are in private sector to extended health system to strengthen its capacity for isolation, quarantine and treatment coronavirus patients. Only limited facilities will not do to handle the wave of new outbreak.   
We can't understand why the government allowed the collapse of the lockdown so easily without thinking twice the consequences. It has even ignored the recommendations by health experts and that of the national technical committee to cautiously move and lift restrictions in phases. Failure to feed jobless workers can't be an excuse to lift the restriction making the entire nation vulnerable to die.
The Infection cases would rise many times medical experts cautioned. Alone on Friday new infection cases were at 2523 while the total stood at more than 40000. Total death tolls were at 550 but the ground reality shows the government is hiding the real number of hide its failure to save people. We want to say that the government should also improve the hospital management system to make them free from dirty unhygienic environment to house the patients. Cases of fleeing of patients from coronavirus wards in hospitals just show how ill managed are such facilities.
A new report on Thursday by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has warned the "peak of coronavirus in the world's poorest countries is not expected until some points over the next three to six months." Its reminder that in some poor countries where testing is not widespread the number of cases may be more than it shows. We want to say that the government must pay heed to experts' advice instead of giving priority to its political interest.

More News For this Category

Appeal of Nobel laureates for vaccine to be available to all

NOBEL laureates including Prof Muhammad Yunus have issued an open call to the people of all strata to sign a pledge declaring the Covid-19 vaccine to be a common

Govt is in such an inactive state that money spent on development is essentially money for corruption

PROGRESS in implementation of annual development projects is quite low at 57.37 percent in 11 months of the just concluded fiscal 2020, media report said. It is not unexpected



Shah Muhammad Shirajis Shadik :A public uprising is shaking the world right now, being originated in the USA, spread through the borders, amid a highly communicable COVID-19 pandemic, from



Shishir Reza :Bangladesh observes severe exposure to climate risks because of its geo-morphological, demographic and socio-economic temperament. Agriculture in haor and char region is also remarkably affected by climatic

Lack of divers can`t make the rescue team fully functional

CURRENTLY, only 50 divers are employed with the FSCD --- Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence, an important unit for rescuing victims in waterways accidents. The unit has remained ill-equipped

Readers’ Forum

Respect To Frontline FightersI, as an ordinary citizen, feel immensely proud of all the workers on the frontline serving our nation diligently ever since the pandemic broke out. Healthcare providers,

Healthcare Bitter Experience In This Covid Time

Now we are passing through hardship, suffering, agony and uncertainty. Everyday the ongoing pandemic over the living planet piles the heap of unexpected deaths and most of the relatives of

Retailers Should Be More Humane To RMG Workers

Retail has reopened across the UK and the world, bringing an end to the strict lockdowns that came at a particular human cost to retail workers, many of whom are

Fee for Covid test in public health facilities is not a good idea

THE government has shifted its stance from free testing to fee testing at public health facilities that would not help anybody except making the contagion viral to low-income people. The

Bankers‘ concerns are not unfounded

IT is really unexpected that the implementation of the government stimulus package designed to help recover the economy and restore employment in affected businesses and industries due to prolonged impact