Thursday, June 20, 2019

Remove and destroy expired medicines in 30 days: HC

Staff Reporter: The High Court on Tuesday asked the authorities concerned to take necessary steps to remove expired medicines from pharmacy shelves across the country...

Billions globally lack water, sanitation, hygiene: UN

Desk Report: Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely-managed drinking water, according to a new report from the United Nations Children’s...

60 pc people die from noncommunicable diseases each year: Minister

Staff Reporter: Noncommunicable diseases are responsible for around 60 percent deaths in Bangladesh each year, Health Minister Zahid Malik said Wednesday. Non-infectious diseases, such as cancer,...

Maternal mortality rate to fall with decline in child marriage: Minister

Staff Reporter: The maternal mortality rate will come down in the country with the decline in child marriage, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid...

Boalmari Health Complex extremely understaffed; only 3 doctors for five lakh...

Desk Report: Only three doctors have been working in Boalmari Upazila Health Complex to serve around five lakh people of Boalmari and its adjoining upazilas...

Minimum Fitra fixed at Tk 70

Staff Reporter: This year’s minimum Fitra has been fixed at Tk 70 per person. The maximum Fitra has been set at Tk 1,980, said Mohammad Nizam...

Chuadanga Sadar Hospital presents stark image of poor waste management

Staff Reporter: Random dumping of waste across Chuadanga Sadar Hospital is a growing concern for the health of patients and visitors to the hospital complex....

Chinese researchers try brain implants to treat drug addicts

International Desk: The sound of doctors boring through his skull to feed electrodes deep into his brain made Yan tremble. "The drill was like bzzzzzzz," he...

Pushti Chaal: Rice fortification for better nutrition

Staff Reporter: The government plans to introduce fortified rice or ‘Pushti Chaal’ to help people overcome micronutrients deficiency. The modification of regular rice with added micronutrients...

Stop antibiotic sale without prescription: HC to govt

Staff Reporter: The High Court on Thursday asked the government to take necessary steps to ban the sale of antibiotics without prescriptions of specialist physicians. The...