Dhaka, May 23 -- The public administration ministry announced the appointment of Additional Secretary Abu Hena Morshed Zaman as CMSD director in an order issued on Friday.

He will replace Brig Gen Md Shahidullah, who has been assigned to the Armed Forces Division.

The CMSD has been the subject of much scrutiny over its handling of mask supplies for medics battling the coronavirus on the frontlines.

The use of N95 masks is crucial while treating COVID-19 patients and testing samples, according to the health directorate's personal protective equipment guidelines.

However, the masks CMSD delivered to different hospitals by the end of March were surgical ones, though the packets had the label of "N95", creating confusion among the doctors...