Medical equipment for detecting coronavirus reached the Microbiology Department of Faridpur Medical College Hospital (FMCH) on Friday.
The machines will be open after an expert from the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) arrive on Saturday, said Dr Khabirul Islam, prof of FMCH.
A special team has been prepared in this regard while three technicians of the medical will be appointed for testing coronavirus after concluding their training, he said.
The work to form coronavirus testing laboratory at the Microbiology Department begun earlier on Monday, the doctor added.
“Hopefully we will be able to start the testing from next week”, he said.
Meanwhile, six more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 27. The country has so far confirmed 424 cases.