CMP-Bidyanondo field hospital starts operations on Wednesday


DHAKA, June 29, 2020 (BSS) – A 100-bed hospital jointly initiated by Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) and Bidyanondo Foundation is set to start operations on Wednesday to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Officials involved with the project said four separate wards for male and female patients have been set up with installation of central oxygen system and procurement of necessary medical equipment, said a press release today.

On the opening day, healthcare service will start with 50 beds, but it would be transformed into a 100-bed hospital soon, they said.

Initial preparations have been taken for the first three months, but the service would continue after reviewing the situation, they said.

Bidyanondo Foundation has been serving humanity since its formation, but after the coronavirus pandemic struck the country it decided to build a partnership with CMP to build a hospital.

The CMP and Bidyanondo have chosen a convention center at Patenga to build a hospital. They already appointed adequate doctors, nurses and cleaners.

A team of specialists will also provide support through video-conferencing and in other ways. Another team of 50 volunteers of Bidyanondo who have hailed from various parts of the country will also work in the hospital.

CMP Commissioner Md. Mahabubor Rahman said every member of the police department is working as frontline fighters to deal with the pandemic from the very beginning while Bidyanondo Foundation has been working for the people after COVID-19 struck.

“We decided to become partner with Bidyanondo Foundation and build this hospital as the caseload in the country continued to increase significantly. This hospital will not only provide healthcare service but will also inspire others to do good for the people,” he added.

Bidyanondo Foundation’s Chairman Kishor Kumar Das said “We felt who have the ability should come forward to help the poor people facing challenges for treatment. So, we from the Bidyanondo, wanted to create an example of hope and inspiration.”