Two hundred Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds and 1000 new isolation beds will be added in the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Market Hospital within a short time, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday.
The minister came up with the information after sighting the new beds installation progress at the hospital in Mohakhali area in the afternoon.
The installation of new ICU beds was announced as the country witnessed record-breaking daily Covid-19 fatalities and infections with 66 deaths and 7,213 cases during the last 24 hours till Tuesday.
More than 7,000 new Coronavirus cases were recorded for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, according to a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The new beds will be inaugurated within the next two weeks, the minister hoped.
"No matter how many new beds are installed, Coronavirus won't be controlled if people neglect the health guidelines," he said.
In many places people are creating agitation seeking withdrawal of lockdown, Maleque said, adding that in the present moment lockdown was mandatory so the government decided for it.
"The government will withdraw it in right time, if we don't maintain the government directive now, Covid-19 infection and fatalities both might go beyond any control in the future," the health minister added.