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Govt to procure 2m pieces of saline for treating dengue patients

  • 800,000 pieces glucose saline to be procured
  • Urgent need for dengue patient treatment
  • 1.2m pieces normal saline to be acquired
Update : 20 Sep 2023, 07:57 PM

The government on Wednesday approved a proposal in principle for procuring some 1.2 million pieces of normal saline 1,000ml and 8,00,000 pieces of glucose saline 1,000ml under the Direct Procurement Method (DPM) on an urgent basis in order to facilitate the treatment of dengue patients.

The approval came from the 21st meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) this year held virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Sayeed Mahbub Khan said that the day's CCEA meeting approved a total of 2 proposals.

He said that following a proposal from the Health Services Division, the Directorate General of Health Services would procure some 1.2 million pieces of normal saline 1,000 ml and 8,00,000 pieces of glucose saline 1,000ml under the DPM method from Essential Drugs Company Limited in order to facilitate the treatment of dengue patients at government hospitals across the country.

Mahbub informed that the day's CCEA meeting approved another proposal in principle from the Ministry of Food under which the BMRE of Chittagong Silo would be done under the DPM method by the Directorate General of Food.

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