No fee for ICU service in Mohakhali corona hospital

Staff Correspondent

4 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

No fee for ICU service in Mohakhali corona hospital

DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam hands over a dummy key to an ambulance and a vehicle to carry dead bodies to the authorities of the Covid-19 dedicated hospital at a function in the capital’s Mohakhali area on Monday. —SUN PHOTO

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam on Monday said they would not charge patients for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) service at Covid-19 dedicated Mohakhali hospital in the capital.

The mayor made the announcement while speaking to reporters after handing over two ambulances and one mortuary van to the hospital.

The mayor also announced that DNCC would waive the monthly rent worth Tk 70 lakh of the market building for the hospital.

“DNCC dedicated 1.85 lakh square feet market building for the hospital. The rent of one square feet is Tk 32. Accordingly, the ministry is supposed to pay us Tk70 lakh as rent, but we have waived the rent considering the corona situation in the country,” the mayor said.

He said, “We had allocated 258 shops in the market and were supposed to get Tk70 lakh revenue. We have cancelled the allotment of the shops through our board meeting and decided not to allot in the future.”

“I had a dream to set up a hospital for the people in DNCC. During the partition of Dhaka City Corporation, two hospitals went under DSCC. Since then we have no hospital in DNCC,” he said.