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The government has approved a proposal to buy 20 lakh litres
of saline for the treatment of Dengue patients in government hospitals in the
The approval came from a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) held with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair on Wednesday.
A source at the ministry said a policy-level approval was given for the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to procure 12 lakh pieces of 1000ml saline and 8 lakh pieces of saline IV fluid from Essential Drugs Company Limited.
The buying price of the saline would be fixed later, the source said.