Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud on Tuesday urged media owners to ensure adequate heath safety for the frontline journalists before sending them to work amid global coronavirus pandemic.
The minister came up with the urge while speaking at a programme arranged at Jatiya Press Clubfor distributing safety materials among the members of DUJ (Dhaka Union for Journalist).
Hasan said that journalists are frontline heroes in corona war.
He requested media owners for ensuring their safety during the pandemic.
The minister further said that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) has implemented his request for ‘fast track’ or priority facility in coronavirus testing for media personnel.
The matter for keeping reserve bed for journalist following their request will be also considered, he said.
Source: United News of Bangladesh