Branding the government utterly failed to tackle dengue situation, Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday(Aug 3) asked the government to provide the patients with free treatment and allocating required subsidy for it.
He said the foreign trip of health minister amid dengue outbreak and his statement on return proved that the government was in a mess.
He asked the government to use the community centres in Dhaka as makeshift medical camps for treating dengue patients as the hospitals were overflowing with patients.
The BNP leader said they do not think that the government would be able to import effective pesticide to kill mosquitos immediately.
Fakhrul made the remarks after a meeting of the party’s standing committee at the party chairperson’s office in Gulshan in the evening.
He also said the Doctors Association of Bangladesh would open a consultation centre at the BNP’s central office for the dengue patients.
He said the standing committee also discussed issues including movement for freeing jailed party chairperson Khaleda Zia.
‘Movement will be strengthened after Eid-ul-Azha and the divisional rallies would continue then,’ he said adding that alongside street agitation, the party would continue legal battle in court to free Khaleda Zia.