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Complaints pour in at DGHS hotline

Complaints pour in at DGHS hotline
Hundreds of complaints have been lodged on the government's "Shastho Batayon" hotline, mainly against doctors and other healthcare professionals, for negligence of duty and being absent from the workplace. Data obtained from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) shows utter negligence and irresponsibility by health professionals in the last few years.   Since 2016, the DGHS has been running the "Shastho Batayon’ hotline (16263), where a healthcare consumer can get health services and also can lodge complaints. In the last three years, the largest percentage of complaints (20.53) was lodged in the “negligence of responsibility” category. The second largest (12.06 per cent) was made against…

Khaleda tells court she was ready to appear on Feb. 21

Khaleda tells court she was ready to appear on Feb. 21

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, on entering the courtroom, told the court that she was ready to appear before the court on February 21, but the police did not produce her before the court. However, “an allegation has been levelled against me that I had deliberately avoided appearance in the court,…
ACC finds 19 areas of graft in Biman, CAAB

ACC finds 19 areas of graft in Biman, CAAB

Identifying 19 areas of corruption in Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has put forward a number of recommendations to check the ill practice. ACC Commissioner Dr Mozammel Haque Khan handed over a report on corruption and…
Expand and modernise fire service

Expand and modernise fire service

With the recent conflagration at Chawkbazar in the old part of the city, the need to make fire service equipped with latest fire equipment has become evident. Time and again, the media has underlined difficulty in tackling emergencies in old Dhaka due to dense population and narrow roads. Nine years…
Britain cannot make Shamima Begum stateless

Britain cannot make Shamima Begum stateless

‘Oh master, /I have been unfed for seven days.'/... The priest asks, ‘Oh chap, do you offer your prayers’? /The hungry traveller says, ‘No!’ The priest shouts, ‘Then get out! ' / … The hungry traveller goes back/Saying , ‘Oh God! /I have lived…
Grameenphone, Robi to start agent-banking service soon

Grameenphone, Robi to start agent-banking service soon

The county’s two top mobile phone operators—Grameen-phone and Robi—will roll out the agent-banking service in partnership with banks soon after completing all the official procedures. The Bangladesh Tele-communication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has recently allowed the country’s…
Trump warns conservatives against ‘socialist nightmare’

Trump warns conservatives against ‘socialist nightmare’

President Donald Trump rallied right-wing activists Saturday with a speech offering conservative red meat on immigration, trade and the threat of "socialism" as he sought to move on from a bruising week in domestic and international politics. "We believe in the American dream, not in…
‘Red Utopia’ begins on fourth day

‘Red Utopia’ begins on fourth day

A photography exhibition titled ‘Red Utopia’ by Dutch photographer Jan Banning was inaugurated at Drik Gallery in Panthapath of the capital yesterday on the fourth day of the ongoing ‘Chobi Mela X’, the most prestigious photography festival in Asia. Curator ASM Rezaur Rahman…
‘2nd innings prove Tigers’ capability’

‘2nd innings prove Tigers’ capability’

Bangladesh former skipper Khaled Mahmud Sujon on Sunday said that the first innings in Test is always important for the team to fare well in the match. Sujon also said that the story of the Test would have been different if they could score 400 or more runs in the first innings against New Zealand.…
Hygiene, legal norms go for a toss at Jhenidah bakeries

Hygiene, legal norms go for a toss at Jhenidah bakeries

Even as the government is trying to ensure safe food for all, a section of bakery owners in Jhenidah are engaged in producing unhygienic food items, posing a threat to the health of consumers, especially children. Sources said most of these bakery owners do not have legal authorisation from Bangladesh…
Lack of parking mounts trouble

Lack of parking mounts trouble

Illegal parking on the road causes traffic chaos and congestion, especially in a city like Dhaka, where road space is extremely inadequate. Parking of vehicles on footpaths forces pedestrians to walk on the road. This causes a serious safety concern for pedestrians as they risk themselves being hit…
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