Khulna Corona Hospital scrambles for space as Covid patients soar

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11th June, 2021 04:58:32 PM printer

Khulna Corona Hospital scrambles for space as Covid patients soar

The authorities of Khulna Dedicated Corona Hospital have been scrambling to treat Covid-19 patents due to bed constraints as the number of patients continues to rise.

According to hospital sources, in the past 24 hours, 50 new patients were admitted to the hospital while  47 returned home after recovery.

The 100-bed hospital has been providing treatment to 130 patients with its limited staff and resources.

Medical Officer of Khulna Civil Surgeon's Office Dr. Sheikh Sadia Monowara Usha said the positivity rate is 29 percent in Khulna.

Khulna Covid Hospital Focal Person Dr. Suhas Ranjan Haldar said that the hospital is overcrowded. “We are being forced to keep patients on floor.  It is not possible to admit new patients if admitted ones are not discharged,” he said.

Khulna Medical College Hospital principal Dr. Mehdi Newaz said doctors and health workers are struggling to handle such a huge number of patients.


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