Coronavirus infection rate still high in Kishoreganj

Published : 14 Jul 2021 09:11 PM

The number of patients in Kishoreganj is not decreasing in any way. The main reason for the increase is the unconsciousness of the people. So far, a total of 7,125 people have been affected by corona in the district and 5,630 have recovered with 112 Covid death.

Many have died with symptoms but it is not on paper. The Civil Surgeon's Office confirmed that 106 people were newly infected in the district on Tuesday. Meanwhile, no corona examination was done in the last one week due to malfunction of PCR machine at Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam Medical College and Hospital. In this way, the patients are having problems with the corona sample test. The PCR machine has been out of order since last Thursday (July 8). It's like a stepping stone to death.

Dr. Nazrul Islam, Principal of Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam Medical College, said that Star Link, the supplier of the machine, has been informed. An engineer at the company started work on Saturday (10 July) morning but could not repair it. Engineers have come to Kishoreganj and are working day and night to repair the machine.

He added that the machine was not working properly due to working day and night during the Corona disaster. As a result, even if we use different strategies to start the machine that day, it is not working. The whole room where the PCR lab set up was infected by Corona. As a result, the machine is not working properly. All the test results are coming positive.

The supplier is trying to get the machine up and running. It will take another 7 days. Meanwhile, due to lockdown and upcoming Eid-ul-Azha holidays, office work is limited and repairs to the machine will be delayed. Letter has already been given to the Ministry of Health for the supply of 1 more PCR machine. That too will be delayed by about a week.

It may be mentioned that Real Time Polymerase Chain Re-Action (RT PCR) Lab has been set up at Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam Medical College and Hospital on 31st May, 2020. From here 188 samples can be tested in 2 shifts every day.