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More facilities needed in N’ganj to combat Covid-19

Published : 16 Jun 2020 10:06 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 04:37 AM

Covid-19 claimed one more life while, 92 newly infected  patients were identified in Narayanganj on Tuesday. With this, the figure of deceased and total infected consecutively stands at 97 and 4,219 in last 100 day in Narayanganj.

Although record 259 corona patients survived the infection in the district on June 15, the rate of infection is not declining.

In last 100 days, following first COVID-19 case detection in Narayanganj, 97 patients died after taking haphazard treatment.

It is a matter of great despair for Narayanganj dwellers that although three months have passed since corona outbreak full-fledged treatment policy have not been set yet in the public or private hospitals. 

Many promises were made to the residents by different organizations and government departments but those were not materialised to tackle COVID-19.

Most of the infected till now have to move to the capital city even though earlier Khanpur 300 bed hospital in Narayanganj city was declared corona dedicated hospital by different key persons. But the reality remained unchanged.

The most needed equipment to treat COVID-19 patients is Intensive Care Unit (ICU) that is yet not fully operating. In addition, crisis of oxygen is also found in the city.

The district health department began a survey to find out the red zone, yellow zone and green zone as lockdown will be dependent on identified red zones where infected and death toll is more than other areas.

Narayanganj Police Super Zayedul Alam told the media that the health department yet not officially informed him about the specific lockdown zone.

Infection rate is increasing at Rupganj and Araihazar upazila and a partial zone of Rupganj upazila is under lockdown.

Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Dr. Selina Hayat Ivy demanded lockdown in the whole city corporation area to get positive results in fighting this epidemic    situation.