BSMMU starts corona treatment from Saturday

Staff Correspondent

3rd July, 2020 10:24:32 printer

BSMMU starts corona treatment from Saturday

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) is scheduled to start providing treatment to the coronavirus infected patients from Saturday.

The medical university has set up a 370-bed ‘Corona Centre’ to provide treatment for covid-19 patients.

In the corona center, 250 beds are in the ‘Cabin Block’ and 120 are in the ‘Betar Bhaban’ said the tertiary level university hospital sources.

Twenty-four beds in the Cabin Block will be reserved for emergency patients, while 15 beds will have intensive care unit (ICU) facilities, the sources added.

The BSMMU has installed a central oxygen plant in the Cabin Block while facilities such as high-flow nasal cannula and non-invasive ventilator for the patients are also being set up.

Each of the beds will have oxygen support from the central oxygen plant and only critical patients will get admission to the Cabin Block.

Patients showing moderate COVID-19 symptoms will be able to get admitted to the Betar Bhaban unit.