2 more isolation units to contain coronavirus spread in Rajshahi


RAJSHAHI, March 25, 2020 (BSS) – Two more isolation units were established yesterday to contain coronavirus (COVID- 19) outbreak here.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Hamidul Haque told BSS that the 60-bed CDM
Hospital has been handed over to the command of Rajshahi Medical College
Hospital (RMCH) to provide treatment facilities to the corona patients.

Another 20-bed Cancer Hospital and Research Center has also been brought
under the RMCH’s command for the same purpose. This hospital will be upgraded
to 60-bed one within the near future, DC Haque added.

Earlier on, the 30-bed Rajshahi Infectious Disease Hospital and 10-bed
Leprosy Control Centre were prepared for treatment of the infected persons.

RMCH Deputy Director Dr Saiful Ferdous said five beds were added to the
cabins of 16th and 17th wards each in RMCH for the same purpose.

He added that doctors and nurses of the isolation units were given
personal protection equipment and necessary training.

Meanwhile, Divisional Director of Department of Health Dr Gopendra Nath
Acharya said around 4,000 people have been put under home quarantine in eight
districts of Rajshahi division since March-10 to March-25, of them 495
persons were released.