• Sunday, Jan 23, 2022
  • Last Update : 03:32 am

ED: Bolstering our health care facilities

  • Published at 06:55 am August 8th, 2021
ambulance
DHAKA TRIBUNE

While India’s generosity is to be appreciated, the authorities concerned must do their part to increase the capacity of our health sector

The Covid-19 pandemic is showing little sign of abating, and continues to wreak havoc in Bangladesh, with 200 daily deaths having become the norm now. As such, it was good to see the mass vaccination drive of yesterday, as Covid-19 jabs were simultaneously administered in 4,600 unions, 1,054 municipality areas, and 433 wards of the city corporations.

However, in addition to vaccination which is rightfully being prioritized, there is an immediate need to also significantly bolster our health care facilities, so that patients, when they are in critical need, are not deprived of these facilities, which results in immense suffering and sometimes the loss of lives -- all of which would been have avoidable if we had the right facilities.

To that end, the news that we are receiving over 100 ambulances from India -- with the first fleet of 30 ambulances arriving yesterday -- is welcome, and we are thankful to India for its generosity and thoughtfulness at this most difficult juncture for Bangladesh.

That these ambulances come with ventilation support is crucial; we have seen that Covid-19 patients have suffered and have lost their lives as they have struggled for oxygen, and ambulances equipped with this facility as the patients are being taken to the hospital are the need of the hour.

However, while India’s generosity is to be appreciated, the authorities concerned must do their part to increase the capacity of our health sector across the board.

We have seen time and time again that we simply do not have a health care system that is able to keep people alive simply because it lacks the resources, and this can simply not be a reason for people losing their lives. Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of citizens in a country, and it is the solemn duty of those in charge to do everything in their power to ensure this.

74
Facebook 74
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail