Staff Correspondent: A 1,000-bed field hospital to treat patients infected with coronavirus has been inaugurated at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).
Health Minister Zahid Maleque inaugurated the university’s ‘Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Covid Field Hospital’ at 12:00 yesterday.
Director of the hospital, Prof. Dr. Md. Sharfuddin Ahmed said that the patient will be admitted to the hospital yesterday. We started the hospital with 357 beds on the first day. Each bed has an ICU. It will soon be a 1000-bed hospital.
According to sources, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed to increase the number of beds in all hospitals’ COVID units in the country as the coronavirus infection in the country is on the rise. Following this, the BSMMU Convention Centre was turned into the field hospital for Covid-19 patients. The facility included regular wards as well as Intensive care unit (ICU) and high dependency unit (HDU).
Senior Secretary of the Health Department Lokman Hossain was present as a special guest. Among others, Vice-Chancellor of BSMMU Prof. Dr. Sharfuddin Ahmed, senior officials of the university and deans of various faculties were present.
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