Update October 11, 2020

Dhaka 9-09 am, 02-December, 2020

No preparation visible to tackle corona’s winter surge: GM Quader

Mirajul Moin Joy

Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader on Sunday said though experts are warning about a surge in corona infection during the coming winter, government preparations are not in sight to fight it off.

“Experts believe the infection of corona may increase in the coming winter. No one knows how the terrible situation will be controlled. People want to know what steps will be taken by the government or what preparations have so far been taken to tackle the possible resurge of the virus,” he said.

The Jatiya Party chief said, “The government doesn’t have any visible preparation to deal with the corona situation in winter. Confusion is also there in the country about the current corona situation.”

GM Quader made the remarks while speaking at the organisational meeting of Jatiya Party’s Feni district unit at the party chairman’s Bananai office.

He said people do not have information and knowledge about whether the corona infection rate is growing or declining in the country. “The health ministry has not had that much success in dealing with corona to get applause.”

The Jatiya Party chairman said government hospitals are not equipped enough to deal with the critically-infected corona patients. “There’s apparently no corona treatment services at hospitals in remote areas or at the district level. Some private hospitals in the country have advanced treatment facilities for corona, but it’s very expensive. Ordinary people can’t afford to receive treatment at private hospitals.”

He said many poor people are managing their livelihoods by running battery-run autorickshaws and doing small business. “So, don’t make an onslaught on their livelihoods on the pretext of law. People have to be allowed to live during this corona crisis.”

Stating that Jatiya Party has a bright political future, GM Quader called upon its leaders and activists to strengthen the party with their collective efforts.

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