Dhaka Mohanagar General Hospital under Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) is being prepared as a 110-bed hospital to treat Covid-19 patients, Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said on Thursday.
The hospital will be ready within 10 days, he said during a visit to the hospital.Taposh said that they cannot begin administering treatment for Covid-19 patients right now, as they are facing delays in receiving medical equipment.
“Besides, the doctors who were appointed during the first wave of Covid-19 have been withdrawn from the hospital. The beds for intensive care unit and other medical equipment are not given yet.”
He said that the health department of the DSCC is providing some equipment and support to the hospital and hoped that they can start giving service for coronavirus patients within 10 days. “We have already talked to Directorate General of Health Services for providing necessary equipment. We need central oxygen management unit or plant. We need doctors along with anesthesiologist for ICU unit,” Mayor Taposh said.
Director of the hospital Dr Prokash Roy said, “We need 56 doctors and 60 nurses. The government meanwhile appointed 18 doctors and 30 nurses. Of them, 16 doctors and 22 nurses joined the hospital.”
He expressed the hope that he would get oxygen plant and required number of medical officers for ICU very soon.
“The hospital will comprise five ICU beds, 30 beds with high flow oxygen and 75 isolation beds to treat coronavirus patients,” Dr Prokash said.