Shamim Osman, the lawmaker from Narayanganj-4 constituency demanded setting up a laboratory in his area for testing Covid-19.
Alleging that people with corona symptoms are not getting any service from the health department of the city corporation, Shamim Osman said that many suspected corona patients are dying before getting the test results from Dhaka. Samples could not be collected even after continuous communication for 3-4 days over the phone through the city corporation.He also said that cause of suspected patient’s death could not be confirmed due to the lack of tests. The risks of coronavirus transmission could be magnitude since the reasons behind suspect’s death was not identified.
“I get phone calls from residents of my constituency and different wards of the city corporation daily, receiving allegations that they could not be able to give samples for test, many are crying. But I’m undone, I can’t do anything for them. I have talked to the Director General if DGHS. I asked him to set up a laboratory here immediately. I will draw the attention of the Prime Minister if necessary,” Shamim Osman added.
It is noted that, so far, a total of 21 persons died of coronavirus across the country among them six were in Narayanganj. A complete lockdown was imposed there form Wednesday to prevent the spread of deadly virus.