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Kurmitola Hospital to treat coronavirus patients only

 Md. Abdullah Al Mamun daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:19 PM, 29 March 2020   Updated: 07:41 PM, 29 March 2020

Kurmitola Hospital to give treatment only coronavirus patients

Kurmitola Hospital to give treatment only coronavirus patients

Previously integrated medical activities were conducted but from now on, Kurmitola General Hospital will be used for patients suffering from coronavirus only. For this purpose, no general patient has been admitted here since Sunday.

As a result, operations of various departments including Gaini, ENT, Surgery have been stopped. Emergency and outdoor services have also been closed. About 50 kidney dialysis patients are at high risk due to this. 

It has been known that earlier only patients suspected of coronavirus were being treated in isolation centre. Those who were tested positive for the coronavirus were treated at Kuwait Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospital. But the Health Department has informed - From now on, Corona-positive patients have to be treated here. As a result, general medical activities have been completely stopped today. 

Kurmitola Hospital authorities have given a notice saying that there will be no kidney dialysis from the next day. As a result, some patients also performed human chain program in front of the hospital in the morning.

When asked about this, Director of Kurmitola General Hospital Brigadier General Dr Jamil Ahmed told Daily Bangladesh, "We are not yet specifying precisely the date when hemodialysis will cease." However, these patients are very vulnerable to coronavirus disease. If coronavirus infected are given treatment here, it will be not right to continue with hemodialysis. Therefore, the unit is being closed down by providing alternatives for them.  

Director-General of the Department of Health Dr Abu Kalam Azad said the global situation was changing day by day. We are not afraid of coronavirus. However, Kurmitola General Hospital is being fully prepared for the future.

The COVID-19, which was first detected in China in late December, is now a global epidemic and already spread to about 200 countries and regions around the world. Worldwide, the number of cases has reached more than 660,000. Some 139,000 people have recovered, while more than 30,000 have died.

Coronavirus patient was first detected in the country on March 8. Now the number of victims has increased to 48, while 5 have died.