The health sector needs to be given more importance - Health Minister


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Citing tuberculosis as a more serious disease than coronavirus, Health Minister Zahid Malek said about 40,000 people die of tuberculosis every year in the country.

Eight-and-a-half thousand people have died of coronavirus in the last one year, he said at the inauguration of a year-long tuberculosis awareness program at a hotel in the capital on Tuesday.

At one time it was thought that more people died of infectious diseases. This contagious disease is now largely under control. On the contrary, non-communicable diseases are becoming more and more serious. Noting that the health sector needs to be given more importance, he said that in most countries the health sector is not given much importance. Corona has taught everyone what happens to the nation if the health sector is neglected. So we need to increase investment in the health sector.

If you invest in this sector, you can get 10 times better service. Director General of the Department of Health Prof. Dr. ABM Khurshid Alam said that tuberculosis is no longer confined to the lungs. Tuberculosis is also occurring in other parts of the body and is not diagnosed properly.

We have to pay attention to this issue. It is also necessary to work with other tuberculosis that will be identified outside the conventional tuberculosis.

Children need to work with tuberculosis. Also present at the event were Aroma Dutta MP, Director General of the Department of Drug Administration Major General Mahbubur Rahman, Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Health Kazi Jebunnesa, BMA Secretary General Dr. Ihteshamul Haque Chowdhury, Swachip Secretary General. MA Aziz, Tuberculosis Control Line Director. Shamiul Islam and others.

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