Experts hail Bashundhara Group’s step

Firoz Al Mamun

29th March, 2020 09:34:53 printer

Experts hail Bashundhara Group’s step

Health experts have hailed the initiative of Bashundhara Group for establishing the largest hospital for the treatment of corona patients.

Bashundhara Group has proposed to set up a 5,000-bed hospital when Bangladesh like other countries is fighting to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina quickly responded to the proposal, giving an approval.

Health Secretary M Asadul Islam said it is a commendable step of Bashundhara Group to establish a 5,000-bed hospital for corona patients.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has appealed for help from affluent people to come forward with helping hand in the critical juncture of the nation. Bashundhara Group has rightly responded to such a request.”

Professor Kanak Kanti Barua, vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, has termed the initiative of Bashundhara Group for establishing a 5,000-bed hospital ‘timely and praiseworthy’.

He has thanked Bashundhara Group authorities and the prime minister both for quickly finishing all formalities in this regard.

The government hospitals, which deal with general patients, cannot properly handle corona-affected people for having limited beds and risk of spreading the contamination.

“Amid limitations of the government hospitals, Bashundhara Group has taken a great and timely step to establish a 5,000-bed hospital.” 

The current way of detecting corona patients is not enough to realise the community transmission.

“A huge number of expatriates have returned home from corona affected countries, but a few of them are coming under test. True picture of the contamination is not being shown.”

The country needs massive preparedness to detect corona patients and treat them in isolated hospitals to prevent its further spread, he said.

Bashundhara Group’s step to establish the hospital in the isolated place will contribute a lot to the proper treatment of patients with coronavirus.


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