Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has provided cash support of Taka 5 lakh for medical treatment of Dr Aftekhairul Islam as he became Covid-19 positive while giving treatment to coronavirus infected patients.
On behalf of the Prime Minister, Director of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dr Mohammad Mahibul Hasan (Sumon) handed over a cheque for the amount this morning to his wife Dr Mahmuda Akhter at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital (ShSMCH), Prime Minister’s Assistant Press Secretary MM Emrul Kayas told BSS.ShSMCH Principal Professor Dr ABM Maksudul Alam, Vice Principal Dr Md Shahadat Hossain and Director Dr Md Khalipur Rahman, among others, were present.
Dr Aftekhairul, a member of 33rd BCS (Health) Cadre, was involved directly with the treatment of Covid-19 positive patients as a medical officer at ShSMCH.
He has been suffering from Covid-19 associated acute Demyelinating Haemorrhagic Leukoencephalomyelitis since April 7.
Dr Aftekhairul has been on life support at the ICU of National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital from April 12.