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Mohammad Ali Hospital to open isolation center Monday

 Bogura Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:43 PM, 29 March 2020  

Mohammad Ali Hospital to open isolation center Monday

Mohammad Ali Hospital to open isolation center Monday

Bogura 250-bed government Mohammad Ali Hospital decided to open the isolation centre to a small extent to treat coronavirus infected patients from Monday. 

On March 24, the hospital was declared as an isolation center and 124 beds were prepared there. In order to open isolation center in full swing ICU 10 sets, PPE 5 thousand, oxygen cylinder 50, nebulizer 100 sets, drugs, digital x-ray machine, biochemical analyzer are sought. In continuation that, 100 PPE was sent from Dhaka in first step.

Visiting the hospital our correspondent found nurses are picking up their work. In the corridor it is seen that 3/4 of the nurses are sitting together and praying. Some are discussing their work within the ward. The hospital authorities are discussing between themselves and preparing for the coronavirus treatment.

Hospital Health Officer Dr Shafiq Amin Kajal said there was criticism for not launching the isolation centre after the announcement, we talked with concern authority in Dhaka. It has been asked to launch the isolation centre in a smaller range from Monday. 

He said we did not get yet our requirements for opening isolation centre in a full swing. We borrowed two ICU beds. The emergency department will provide treatment for fever, cold cough. All other patients have been asked to go elsewhere. 

Dr Kajal also said that bio septic lab-2 will be required for coronavirus test and it's not here. 

Some nurses, who are reluctant to be named, boldly say there nothing to fear as we have to serve patients.

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