In early March, when coronavirus infections suddenly increased in the country, it became difficult to find patients in hospitals. To handle the situation, the Covid Hospital of Dhaka North City Corporation was reopened at Mohakhali in the capital. Within a week of the start of activities, the number of doctors, nurses and health workers in the hospital has increased. Patients and their relatives are also expressing satisfaction with the treatment.
Meanwhile, due to the ongoing restrictions in the country since the beginning of this month, the number of patients coming to this hospital has also decreased. However, there is still pressure on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the treatment of critically ill patients.
The 1,004-bed hospital was inaugurated on April 16 to treat corona patients. However, patient admission starts from the next day. In the last 7 days, 628 people have come here for treatment. At present 175 people are undergoing treatment at the hospital. 98 of them are undergoing treatment in ICU. The hospital has 112 ICU seats. In addition, the High Dependency Unit (HDU) has 100 beds, 250 cabins and 48 ordinary beds. HDUs and cabins have high flow nasal cannula facility with central oxygen supply. Ordinary beds are also provided with cylinder oxygen.
The hospital has 50 beds in the emergency department to treat the patients. In addition, four beds have been provided with dialysis facility for Kovid patients with kidney problems.
In this hospital all kinds of medicines are being given free of cost. Apart from this, other medicines are also being given by the hospital free of cost. However, the hospital has limitations in providing special medicines to patients with complex illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer.
DNCC Dedicated Covid-19 Hospital authorities say that in the first few days after the commencement of activities, more than one and a half hundred patients used to come for treatment daily. In the last couple of days, the number has come down to less than 50.
A patient was recently brought to this hospital after the ICU was not vacated due to corona
A patient was recently brought to the hospital after the ICU was not vacated due to corona
According to the registration book of the hospital’s ticket counter, 189 people came to the hospital on April 19, the day after the inauguration. 32 people came for treatment on Sunday. And today, eight patients came from 7 am to 2 pm on Monday.
The director of the hospital, Brigadier General AKM Nasir Uddin, told Prothom Alo today that most of the Kovid-19 patients were suffering from shortness of breath. Many of them are being sent home with necessary treatment, advice and medicine. Those who are seriously ill are being admitted to the hospital.
He said that now the pressure of the patient has reduced a lot, he said, the pressure of the patient was seen from different parts of the country, it did not happen later. On the other hand, the manpower of the hospital is increasing every day. Due to this the pressure is being handled.
According to the hospital authorities, 54 new doctors have joined the hospital today. Besides, 100 new nurses have joined. 25 of them have been given responsibility in ICU. The total number of doctors in the hospital is 185, and there are 250 nurses.
In the last 7 days since the start of patient admission, 20 people have returned home from this hospital. Eight people left the hospital after recovering yesterday.
Yasmin Begum, 60, left the hospital with her son Sajib Hossain at around 2pm today. He was treated at this hospital for a week. After the corona test is positive, the level of oxygen (saturation) in his body decreases. Then his relatives brought him here.
Sajib said in the first light, the level of oxygen in his mother’s body drops to 80. Now the oxygen level is 94. However, his mother’s corona was examined and a negative certificate was not obtained. “Doctors say my mother will recover from the rest at home,” he said. The treatment at this hospital is good. The cost is also very low. ‘
In the last few days, 54 people have died while being treated at the hospital. In other words, 1 out of every 14 patients who came here for treatment died. Two people have died in the last 24 hours.
The hospital, which specializes in corona treatment, is being run by a combination of civilian and military authorities. However, the Bangladesh Army is in overall charge of the hospital.
According to the hospital authorities, patients suffering from corona or corona symptoms in any part of the country can seek treatment at this hospital.
Coronavirus infection started in Bangladesh in March last year. At one stage, Dhaka North City Corporation started a hospital for corona patients here as the infection continued to increase. Later, when the infection subsided, the hospital was closed. Infections have been on the rise since the beginning of last month. At that time it was becoming difficult to admit patients in hospitals. In such a situation, an initiative was taken to reopen the hospital.