Govt has no roadmap to tackle Covid-19: Fakhrul

Staff Correspondent
28 June 2020, Sun
Published: 06:56

Govt has no roadmap to tackle Covid-19: Fakhrul

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said that the Directorate General of Health Services couldn’t yet come up with any guideline while there's no roadmap and effective plan to tackle the Covid-19.

Fakhrul made the remarks while inaugurating a free medical camp through virtual event organised by Jatiyatabadi Homoeopathic Chikitsak Dal at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on Sunday.

Fakhrul Islam said that the Chinese medical experts who visited Bangladesh a few days back also observed that the government’s steps are "haphazard" in dealing with the virus, and there is no measure to detect the areas where the virus is spreading fast.

He said the entire health system in the country has completely collapsed due to "mismanagement, irregularities and the government’s negligence".  and the country is now facing the worst situation as the government couldn't take proper steps and right decisions to get rid of the Covid-19.

“Even, the Dhaka North City Mayor yesterday (Saturday) said it is imperative to enforce lockdown in red zones without any further delay,” Fakhrul said.

Referring to the government's incentive package to combat coronavirus fallout, he said it was basically a bank loan, but the government should have given more importance to humanitarian assistance at this moment.

Fakhrul said the government has also failed to meet the basic needs of the people who have become jobless due to the coronavirus outbreak.

“This is unfortunate that the corruption is going on unabated in the health sector at this bad time of the country since the current unelected government has no accountability to people,” Fakhrul observed.

He said though the Prime Minister announced to provide 50 lakh needy families with Tk 25,00, those who were supposed to receive the money did not get it due to "politicisation".