Eminent scientist Bijon Kumar Sil on Sunday morning left Dhaka for Singapore after he was denied a work permit by Bangladesh even after repeated attempts.
Internationally famous scientist Bijon was Gonoshasthaya Kendra’s anti-body kit development team leader.
Bijon, before leaving the country, told New Age that he tried to get extension of his work permit but did not get it.
‘I will try to get working visa. If the government give me, I will return,’ he said, adding that ‘I have to do something for the people of the country.’
He said that he was passing time without work since his visa validity expired on July 1.
‘The love and support of people of the country inspire me to come again and to do my best for them,’ Bijon said.
Before leaving the country Bijon suggested the government to prefer aerosol vaccine for coronavirus treatment beside the injection.
He said that coronavirus stays three to four days in nasal points of human body so it should be killed there first and then inside the body.
Gonoshasthaya Kendra press adviser Jahangir Alam Mintu said that Bijon left the country from Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport at about 7:30am on a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.
Bijon, a microbiologist, developed rapid test anti-body kit to test COVID-19 patients but the government was yet to give permission for using it publicly.
He worked as chairman of microbiology department of Gono Bishwabidyalay at Savar and researched at GK’s RNA-Lab.