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Experts: Public healthcare largely neglected in cities

Rural areas have well-organized healthcare services. They have community clinics and union health and welfare centers, and upazila and health complexes. However, city corporations lack a well-organized setup, according to experts. Dhaka South City Corporation Chief Medical Officer Brig Gen Dr Md. Sharif Ahmed stated that the healthcare system in urban and rural areas was quite different. Two sections make up the Bangladesh healthcare system. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare offers health services for the whole country, except for city corporations. However, the Ministry of Local Government provides healthcare services for city corporations. "There are many authorities, but no one to provide proper care. This is the irony," said Brig Gen Dr Md Zobidur Rahman, chief medical officer of Dhaka North City Corporation. At the initiation ceremony of the nine-month-long Applied Epidemiology and Public Health Management Fellowship course, he made the statements. This was an in

Countrywide second dose mass vaccination drive begins

The second dose of Covid-19 mass vaccines was administered in the country starting Tuesday. Yesterday afternoon, Ahmad Kaikaus, the principal secretary to the prime minister, presided over a video conference. The decision states that those who received the first dose of vaccine in any city area on August 7 or 8 will receive the second dose today. Those who received the first dose on August 9 or 10 will receive the second dose tomorrow. The second dose will be given to those who received the first dose on August 11 or 12. Every person who received the first dose outside of city areas will receive a second dose today, August 7. All mayors of all city corporation, principal coordinator (SDG affairs), Information and Communication Technology Division senior Secretary, Public Security Division Senior Secretary, Local Government Division Senior Secretary, Health Services Division Senior Secretary, Directorate General Health Services Director General, all divisional commissioners and all poli