Covid-19: Armed Forces will supervise 1,000-bed hospital at Mohakhali DNCC Market
Publish- June 21, 2020, 06:25 PM
Update- June 21, 2020, 07:36 PM
The Armed Forces will supervise the 1,000-bed isolation hospital dedicated to treating Covid-19 patients on the ground floor of Mohakhali DNCC Market.
“The Armed Forces will coordinate the overall activities with assistance from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,” according to a press release of Inter Services Public Relation Directorate (ISPR), signed by its Assistant Director Rashedul Alam Khan.
Patients (mild cases), shifted from other hospitals, will be admitted to this hospital. They will be shifted to nearby specilised hospital if their conditions deteriorate, the ISPR said.
The Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor will coordinate the hospital activities, it said.
However, a Brigadier General ranked officer of Bangladesh Army will be appointed as the director of the hospital. Doctors, health workers, administrative officials and a core group will be appointed from the Armed Forces to ensure its smooth management.
The rest of the doctors, health workers will be appointed for the isolation centre by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the release said.
The Armed Forces will ensure all kinds of administration management and security issues of the hospital.
Meanwhile, another 300-bed specialised hospital including a 50-bed intensive care unit is being set up on the 5th floor of DNCC Market which will be financed by the World Health Organization and supervised by the Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
If needed, ICU and pathology lab facilities for the ground floor isolation hospital will be provided by the fifth floor specialised hospital.
Bangladesh has so far reported 112,306 coronavirus cases and 1,464 deaths.
The health authorities on Sunday reported 3,531 new Covid-19 cases and 39 deaths in the last 24 hours until Sunday morning.