BGMEA hospital converted into corona isolation centre

BGMEA (Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association) Hospital has been converted into a 50-bed Corona (Covid-19) Isolation Centre or Field Hospital located at Saltgola between Chittagong Port, CEPZ and Katgar-Halishahar area.

Arrangements have been made to supply high-flow oxygen to a 16,000 sq ft field hospital with a basement having all facilities up to pre-ICU service. In the meantime, 23 new manpower including 5 doctors, 7 nurses, 2 lab technicians have been recruited with the necessary approval of the Department of Health.

BGMEA has taken initiative as part of its social responsibility to treat the victims of the global epidemic corona.

All preparations have been completed for the launch of the field hospital under the supervision of BGMEA First Vice President Mohammad Abdus Salam with the overall cooperation of the Chittagong Region Directors.

BGMEA First Vice President said that recently the Garment Factories were set up across the country as per the decision of the task force to ensure the well-being of the workers. 

But corona virus infections continued to increase in April and May; panic also spread in these factories. BGMEA has started the process of converting the hospital into a 50-bed Corona (Covid-19) Isolation Center or Field Hospital in view of the alarming rise in the number of cases of corona virus in Chittagong as well as across the country.

Currently waiting for inauguration this hospital will provide free medical care to garment factory workers as well as the poor people in the area.

Arrangements have been made for free accommodation and meals of the patients and the working doctors and nurses at the isolation centre.

BGMEA is also planning to set up an RT PCR testing lab at this hospital along with setting up a corona sample collection booth.