Rangpur corona hospital attains 80.88pc recovery rate


30th June, 2020 05:52:48 printer

Rangpur corona hospital attains 80.88pc recovery rate

The Dedicated Corona Isolation Hospital (DCIH) in Rangpur has earned public confidence through providing health services to attain 80.88 percent recovery rate of under treatment coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.

Officials said a total of 207 COVID-19 patients were admitted to the facility, an extension of Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH), since the beginning of its journey from April 19 last.

Among the total 207 admitted COVID-19 patients, three critically sick patients with multiple diseases were referred to Dhaka and nine died and 165 out of the total 204 under treatment patients were released after their full recovery till today.

“We discharged 11 more recovered COVID-19 patients today from the DCIH raising the total number of discharged patients to 165 with the recovery rate of 80.88 percent,” said Superintendent of the DCIH Dr. SM Nurun Nabi.

All of the recovered COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital after disappearing of related symptoms and being tested for coronavirus negative in two consecutive real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests.

Currently, 30 patients are currently undergoing treatments at the DCIH, including five in its intensive care unit (ICU),” Dr. Nabi said, adding that 100 recovered COVID-19 patients were discharged in between June 1 and June 23 from the facility.

Earlier, 64 recovered COVID-19 patients were discharged from the DCIH between May 1 and May 31 and an octogenarian was released as the first recovered patient from the facility on April 29 last.

The nine COVID-19 patients who died at the DCIH so far with multiple complexities are: Aminur Rahman, 65, Mofiz Uddin, 67, Shamsul Huda, 69, Botitunnesa, 85, Sadia Pervin, 57, Tofizar Rahman 65, Khaled habib Mukul, 50, Alhaj Tofazzal Hossain, 65, and Jamila Begum, 45.

Talking to journalists, Divisional (Director) Dr. Amin Ahmed Khan said the 100-bed DCIH has a total 90 general beds (60 for males and 30 for females) and a modernised ICU with 10 beds and 10 ventilators.

“The physicians, nurses and other staff are providing treatments and health services to the admitted COVID-19 patients at the facility round the clock with utmost sincerity and dedication and their performance is highly laudable,” he added.

Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Md. Zakir Hossain said physicians and staff at the DCIH have earned the confidence of the admitted COVID-19 patients by serving them with utmost dedication, sincerity and human affection like their own relatives.