Coronavirus Fallout

2 people who died at Ctg hospitals test negative

Staff Correspondent

2 April, 2020 12:00 AM printer

CHATTOGRAM: Samples of the two patients who died at isolation unit of two hospitals in the port city tested negative on Wednesday.

Sources said a boy hailing from Cox’s Bazar district was admitted at Cox’s Bazar Government Hospital and later shifted to the Chattogram General Hospital on Tuesday night.

He died at 7:00am on Wednesday, said Chattogram Civil Surgeon Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi.

Besides, a woman ageing around 55 to 60 years was admitted to the BITID from Cardiology department of Chattogram Medical college Hospital (CMCH) on Tuesday morning.

She had no fever or cough and had been suffering from little respiratory problem with previous diabetes and high blood-pressure.  She died at the BITID on Tuesday night.

The Civil Surgeon said samples of the patients were collected and tested at the BITID at Sitakunda upazila in the district to be confirmed whether they were infected with coronavirus.

The test results were found negative for the both patients, he said.

Besides, there are six persons kept at the isolation ward of the BITID as coronavirus suspect.

Among the total people kept in quarantine, 45 got clearance and rest 928 persons are still remaining at the quarantine, said the civil surgeon.

Moreover, samples of eight more suspects were tested at the BITID and all of them were found negative, he added.

Navana Group to develop hospital for corona patient

Industrial group ‘Navana’ is going to develop a hospital on a 12,000 square-foot area for the corona patient beside the BITID at Sitakunda.

The isolation field hospital would be of 60 to 70-bed and the director of Directorate of Health in Chattogram inspected the spot on Tuesday.

A group of physicians including American International University Bangladesh Teacher and Public Health Expert Bidyut Barua wanted to develop a specialised hospital for corona patient in Chattogram.

The industrial group Navana came forward though providing the establishment and land to develop the field hospital.

Bidyut Barua told the media that though the hospital would provide treatment at isolation bed, ICU-beds may be added to it considering extent of outbreak of the disease.

The Chattogram Heath Director Dr Hasan Shahriar Kabir said the hospital can be developed in the area and it would be helpful as the site is located adjacent to the BITID.