Country’s largest COVID hospital to launch tomorrow
Published: 10:34 PM, 17 April 2021
1,000-bed DNCC Dedicated Corona Hospital; Photo: Daily Bangladesh
The country’s largest COVID-dedicated hospital in the capital’s Mohakhali is set to open tomorrow.
The 1,000-bed hospital has been named ‘DNCC Dedicated Corona Hospital’. Health Minister Zahid Malek is scheduled to inaugurate the hospital at 11:30 am on Sunday.
According to the Ministry of Health, the hospital will have a 100-bed ICU. Besides, 112 HDUs have already been set up. There is also a central oxygen supply system for patients.
The Ministry of Health is providing 500 doctors, 700 nurses, 700 staff and medicines and equipment to provide medical services in the hospital.
Brigadier General AKM Nasir Uddin, project director of DNCC Dedicated Corona Hospital, said the hospital would start operating tomorrow with 50-bed ICU, 50-bed emergency services (medicine) and 150 isolated beds in isolated rooms. “However, it is expected to be fully operational by April. The Bangladesh Army will run the hospital,” he added.
While visiting the hospital on Saturday, it was seen that construction of isolation facilities was still underway on different floors of the hospital. However, due to the increasing pressure of Covid-19 patients, the patient admission process floors are ready, the concerned said.
On March 22, the Ministry of Health ordered five more government hospitals to reopen as the number of COVID patients continued to rise at an alarming rate.
It is said that the number of patients suffering from Covid-19 is constantly increasing in the country. It was requested to take the necessary steps to keep Mirpur’s Lalkuthi Hospital, Dhaka Metropolitan Hospital, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, DNCC Corona Isolation Center and Government Employees Hospital ready to deal with the possible situation.