Zahid Maleque made the remark while receiving 100 state-of-the-art ventilators from US Ambassador Earl R Miller
Passengers returning home from foreign countries must show Covid-19 negative certificates at the airport, otherwise they will have to go into quarantine for 14 days upon their return.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque made the remark on Sunday while receiving 100 state-of-the-art ventilators from US Ambassador Earl R Miller, in a programme held at the Kurmitola General Hospital of Dhaka.
Maleque further said the government is going to purchase 300 more ventilators to bring the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) service for Covid-19 treatment to the upazila level throughout the country.
Some of the 100 ventilators will be sent to different upazilas, which still do not have ICU service, the minister mentioned.
Speaking about license renewal of private hospitals, Maleque said all private hospitals will have to renew their licenses within the specified time, and no hospitals will be allowed to operate without a license.
He also thanked the USA for providing medical assistance to Bangladesh amid the pandemic.