Director General of Health Services (DGHS) ABM Khurshid Alam has contracted Covid-19 amid a spike in coronavirus infections across the country, reports bdnews24.com.
Several other officials of the agency, including Prof Mizanur Rahman, director of Management Information System (MIS), have also tested positive for the virus, according to DGHS officials.“The DG has tested positive for the coronavirus,” DGHS spokesperson Dr Nazmul Islam told bdnews24.com on Saturday.
Dr Md Robed Amin, line director of the directorate’s Non-Communicable Disease Control programme, said, “I have had a word with the MIS director. He along with his family members were diagnosed with the disease. Several family members of the DG, too, were infected, along with his PSO. Many who were around him caught the disease.”
On Feb 7, Alam was vaccinated against the coronavirus on the first day of the nationwide immunisation drive. He has now been diagnosed with the infection before receiving the second dose of the vaccine.