Coronavirus vaccines should be provided to everyone for free, according to JaPa chairman
There has been no visible preparation by the government to ensure the proper treatment of patients at hospitals even though the number of coronavirus cases and deaths are surging with the beginning of winter, Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader has said.
He also reiterated the party’s demand to ensure free coronavirus vaccines for all, when one will be available, while inaugurating a two-month-long blanket distribution program at Dhaka’s Lalbagh area on Saturday.
“Coronavirus infections and deaths have increased with the arrival of winter, but the Health Ministry has taken no visible preparations to ensure treatment for the infected people,” he said.
Haji Saifuddin Ahmed Milon, JaPa presidium member, arranged the program at Amaligola Park in Lalbagh. He will be distributing blankets among the destitute for two months.
GM Quader said only some private hospitals in the capital have life and oxygen support facilities.
“The common people cannot afford to go to private hospitals for treatment. Effective coronavirus treatment should be ensured at every public hospital of the country,” he added.
GM Quader also said the government must focus on ensuring free coronavirus treatment for the common people. “As a humanitarian political party, Jatiya Party will always be there beside the common people.”
He said about 90% of people in the country will not be able to purchase the vaccine. “It would be impossible for those who struggle to manage food to buy the vaccine. So, the government needs to ensure free coronavirus vaccines for everyone in the country."
Jatiya Party Secretary General Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu said people are passing through a tough time coping with the skyrocketing prices of daily essentials amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“There is also no security for the people’s lives. Only Jatiya Party can bring relief to the public mind and ensure the security of their lives,” he added.