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Siyam Hoque

Published:
2020-04-19 20:04:22 BdST

National advisory committee on COVID-19 formed


FT ONLINE

The government has formed a 17-member ‘national technical advisory committee’ led by Mohammod Shahidullah, a neonatologist, to find ways to prevent the worsening coronavirus outbreak in the country.

The Directorate General of Health Services issued a notice announcing the panel on Saturday, 42 days after Bangladesh reported its first cases of coronavirus on March 8.

IEDCR Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora has been made the secretary of the panel, which is designed to provide suggestions to the government on the prevention of novel coronavirus and increase the quality of health service in hospitals.

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