Oct 11 2009 16 pc people suffer from mental disorder

DU Correspondent
Speakers at a function yesterday urged the government to include mental health component under the primary health care service to reach the treatment of mental disorder at the doorsteps of the rural people.The country’s 16.05 per cent people aged over 18 years somehow or other suffer from mental disease, they said at a discussion [...]


Sep 7 2009 Swine Flu With Mild Symptoms is Spreading in Bangladesh

Senior epidemiologist of the government, Dr. Mustak Hossain told VOA that Swine flu disease is spreading fast in Bangladesh. [Read more]


Aug 27 2009 22 new Swine Flu cases detected

UNB, Dhaka
The total number of Swine Flu cases on Wednesday rose to 139 in the country following the detection of 22 new cases of the viral disease which is apparently spreading fast.“The total number of Swine Flu patients now stands at 139,” Dr ASM Alamgir, virologist of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research [...]


Aug 12 2009 Mumbai schools shut amid swine flu panic

The toll in swine flu pandemic across India mounted to 17 with seven more persons succumbing to the disease yesterday. [Read more]


Jun 27 2009 Six More Cases of Swine Flu Reported in Bangladesh

According to the Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), until June 23, there have been a total of seven reported cases of the swine flu (H1N1) in Bangladesh. [Read more]


Jun 3 2009 Relief Efforts Continue for Cyclone Victims in India, Bangladesh

Indian and Bangladeshi officials warn cyclone Aila could claim more victims from outbreaks of water-borne diseases in its aftermath. [Read more]


Jun 2 2009 WFP feeding programme in schools suspended: Samples sent to Dhaka, Bangkok for lab tests

UNB, Khagrachhari
The United Nations World Food Programme-run feeding programme for 76 primary schools and non-formal Para education centers was suspended Tuesday as 428 students fell sick after eating biscuits on Monday.Official and local sources said the students of eight primary schools in Laxmichhari upazila of the hill district on Monday morning suffered stomach upset after [...]


Apr 10 2009 Recruiting agency employee shot dead in city

Staff Reporter
An employee of a recruiting agency was shot dead and another also critically injured by unidentified gunmen in the Banani area yesterday. The diseased was identified as Nazrul Islam, 25, an employee of Dah Mashi Corporation Ltd and the injured as Zahurul Islam, 35, a messenger of the agency.Witnesses said three gunmen came to [...]


Mar 24 2009 1.1 lakh die of water-borne diseases every year

Staff Reporter
‘About one lakh and ten thousands people of the country died every year, who are affected by the water-borne diseases.’ ‘Bangladesh loses 670 million dollar due to the weakness of management of water resources of the country.’ These were told yesterday at a roundtable at National Press Club in the city. [...]


Feb 15 2009 Food poisoning: Over 100 DUET students fall sick

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