Four physicians including district Civil Surgeon have already been infected by coronavirus and previously eight health workers including a physician remained in home quarantine due to close contact with COVID-19 patients.
A large hospital in the district Khanpur 300 bed Hospital apparently under shutdown because of a medicine expert doctor of this hospital was detected as corona positive patient.
The Shamsudoha, resident physician of Khanpur Hospital in front the media told it that the infected physician was sick for the last four days and provided treatment to the patients. He added we had contacted health department several times to collect sample of suspected physician but they didn’t do. Later the physician went to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, had the sample tested and confirmed that he was a corona patient.
All private clinics and hospitals in the city had already stopped providing treatment and even stopped admission of new patients for consultancy. On the other hand, corona infection rate is increasing rapidly indicating higher graph everyday. Though the officially declared death toll stands at 7 and infected patients number 70 till today.
But the people assume that the death toll more or less reached around a dozen and infected patients number would be higher if sample testing is available here. However the destitute people out-crying and also demonstrating in different parts of the district asking for relief goods. The majority stage demos in the outskirt of the city corporation area. The people representatives who failed to distribute the relief goods among the starving people, branded the demonstration as provocation.
Poor people who stranded in the district after declaration of lockdown, they don’t get any relief goods from the municipality chairmen and members because they are not permanent resident of the district.
More than three lakhs day laborers who lived on pulling rickshaw or day basis income have been passing the days taking meal once in a day.
Municipality chairman and the members chased them on a lame excuse to show them their NID to prove them as the residents of the jurisdiction get relief goods otherwise go back. At the same time, in these disastrous days Narayanganj people experience both treatment and relief crisis.