Health Minister Zahid Malek has said that doctors in hospitals are struggling to provide services as the global epidemic of corona virus infection has risen alarmingly in the country. Patient pressure in hospitals has increased so much that our health workers are struggling to provide services. Many are not getting treatment in the hospital.
He said this at a virtual meeting organized by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on the occasion of World Health Day at 12 noon on Wednesday. “We are trying to increase the number of beds in almost all the hospitals,” he said. Efforts continue to be made to provide extra beds for corona patients by reducing the number of normal patients. It will also hurt ordinary patients.
Health Minister Zahid Malek has said that if the number of patients increases by 4-5 thousand every day, it will not be possible to handle it even if the entire city is turned into a hospital.
The minister said, “We are making arrangements to increase the number of beds in all the hospitals in Dhaka to prevent the second wave of corona.” Two and a half thousand beds have been made five thousand, it is not possible to increase more than this. If people are not careful, they should keep in mind that after five thousand beds, hospitals do not have an inch of space to make beds.
He said this while inspecting the Covid Dedicated Hospital built at Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) market in Mohakhali at 4 pm on Tuesday.
The health minister also said that many people in the country are infected with the corona vaccine, adding that the Oxford-Astragene vaccine is in two doses. The first dose does not cause antibodies. Those who are being vaccinated are responsible for their reckless behavior.
He said the lockdown is for the people of the country. I hope the people will abide by the ban. The administration is taking action, the people are becoming aware.
Note that in the last 24 hours in the history of the country, the highest death toll was 6 and the highest number of identified was 7,213. The minister said this while expressing concern and apprehension over the issue.