The health department of Satkhira is struggling with a scarcity of hospital beds and medical personnel amid the latest surge in Covid-19.
Currently, out of the 683 coronavirus positive patients in the district, 135 are undergoing treatment at Satkhira Medical College Hospital and 35 at the Sadar Hospital. Others are in institutional and home quarantine.
Satkhira Civil Surgeon Dr Hussain Shafayet said, "The Medical College Hospital has 150 general beds, eight beds in isolation ward and an ICU with eight beds. Besides, there are only 35 beds in the Covid-19 unit of the Sadar Hospital. Doctors are struggling to provide treatment as there are no more beds and manpower."
Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours till Sunday (June 13) morning, 52 people in Satkhira tested positive out of 81 samples.
The infection rate is 64.19 percent.