1000-bed isolation center being built in DNCC Market
Published: 04:54 PM, 2 July 2020 Updated: 08:50 PM, 2 July 2020
A 1000-bed isolation center is being built at the DNCC Market in Mohakhali in the capital to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Bangladesh Army is under the overall supervision of the facility.
The specialized hospital with ICU is being built on the sixth floor of the market, under the Ministry of Health.
The Health Minister says all the necessary arrangements have been taken for the isolation center and hospital. Atiqul Islam, mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), is expected to start the service in the second week of July.
Meanwhile, the construction of the isolation center at the DNCC market has reportedly been progressed a lot. The shops here are converted into cabins and the open spaces are made as wards.
Brigadier General Zubaidur Rahman is in charge of the isolation center up to the fifth floor of the building. On the 6th floor, a specialized 300-bed hospital with 50 ICUs is being constructed under the Ministry of Health.
In this regard, the Health Minister said, “All the necessary steps have already been taken for the isolation center and hospital. There will be all the facilities like bed, oxygen, other treatment and it will be under Army management.”
“We will give doctors and nurses,” he said, adding “all that needs to be given has already been given.”
Coronavirus patients sent from different hospitals will be treated at this isolation center. If the condition worsens, the patient will be transferred to the hospital.
DNCC mayor Atiqul Islam said Brigadier General Zubaidur Rahman had been asked whether he could start telemedicine for the patients. “Inshallah, we will be able to start the activities of this hospital in the second week of July,” he added.
It is learned that 82 of the 2,000 newly recruited doctors will start their work here for the first time. More than a hundred nurses have been recruited to provide medical services in this center.