A fixed number of beds at the Corona Unit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMU) will be dedicated to treating the health officials who will be infected with the novel coronavirus.
Confirming the matter, the Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) issued a press release on Tuesday and thanked BSMMU authorities for taking steps to treat the physicians at its under construction Corona Unit in compliance with the directives from the government.
Earlier, BMA Secretary General Dr Md Ehteshamul Huq Choudhury discussed the matter with BSMMU Vice Chancellor Prof Kanak Kanti Barua who assured of the allowance.
It is to be noted that the renovation activities and equipment insertion at the Corona Unit of BSMMU are going to be completed as soon as possible, read the press release.
On June 22, the government specified Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute & Hospital for the treatment of doctors and health workers.
Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) held the health ministry squarely responsible for the fast spreading of Covid-19 among health workers.
On June 20, the doctors' body in a letter to the Health Minister Zahid Malique said supply of low quality masks, hastily and unscientifically built intensive care units and inadequate training of doctors are responsible for health workers being infected.
The letter concludes with a request to the minister to arrange a dedicated hospital for doctors within the next 72 hours.