Corona Pandemic: One more dies, 159 infected in Chattogram

Railway Hospital to provide treatment from Sunday

Staff Correspondent

30th May, 2020 10:01:46 printer

Corona Pandemic: One more dies, 159 infected in Chattogram

One more corona patient died at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Chattogram General Hospital on Saturday.

With this, a total of 74 corona infected patients died in Chattogram so far.

The deceased is a 62-year-old resident of Kattali area in the city.

Chattogram General Hospital Senior Consultant Dr Abdur Rob Masum said the patient was also provided with plasma therapy on Friday.

But, he died at 1.00am on Saturday, said the physician.

The patient had also been suffering from diabetes and admitted to the hospital on Sunday last, he said.

Besides, 159 more patients were detected as Covid-19 positive in a single day at three existing testing centres in Chattogram and Cox's Bazar on Friday.

Of the patients, 115 are from the city and 44 from different upazilas of the district.

Chattogram District Civil Surgeon Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi said that 389 samples were tested at three labs in Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar, and 159 of them were found as corona positive on Friday.

No test was conducted at the Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Disease (BITID) to disinfect the lab as its Chief Microbiologist Professor Dr Shakil Ahmed was also detected as corona positive.

On the other hand, Bangladesh Railway Hospital located in the city’s CRB area is being prepared for providing corona treatment.

The 100-bed hospital will be opened for the corona patient from Monday.

Concerned authorities are taking necessary preparations including appointment of doctors and medical staff to start the medication service.

The new corona hospital will surely reduce the acute pressure of patients at other hospitals, hoped concerned people.

Mentionable, a total of 2,588 persons were detected as corona positive while 74 of them died and 212 recovered in Chattogram district till Saturday.

The BITID, Chattogram General Hospital, Chattogram Medical College Hospital and Chattogram Field Hospital are providing treatment to the corona patients in Chattogram.