The novel coronavirus has penetrated more deeply in Bangladesh. Doctors have repeatedly urged patients to go to the hospital only if they are in critical condition with breathing problems and other serious symptoms of Covid-19.
It can take 2–14 days for coronavirus symptoms to appear. The average incubation period appears to be roughly 5–6 days. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), symptoms of coronavirus can be mild and come on gradually.
Initially, patients with Covid-19 symptoms have to give samples for testing. People can go to nearby booths or kiosks to give samples. They can also give samples by connecting the lab authorities, staying from their area for coronavirus tests.
The Covid-19 sample collection centers are named below:
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU): BSMMU takes samples after filling an online form. The form for the appointment of "Fever Clinic" can be obtained by clicking the button on the right side of the BSMMUA website. A confirmation message will be sent after submitting the online form.
People can call- 01407428443 for any queries about BSMMU Fever Clinic.
BRAC Kiosk: There are kiosks in 34 places in the capital. They collect samples from 10 am to 2pm. Some 30 samples from each booth are being delivered to the government-designated laboratory.
BRAC has centers in:
Government Unani & Ayurvedic Medical College Hospital- Mirpur 13,
Ward No 4 Community Center - Mirpur 13,
Anwara Muslim Girls School and College – Baunia,
Uttara Adhunik Medical College Hospital(BMSRI)– Uttara
Uttara High School (DNCC) - Sector-6, Uttara
Uttarkhan General Hospital – Uttarkhan, Ward 45
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Nabajagaran Club, Jamtala - Ismail Dewan Mahalla, Azimpur, Dakshin Khan,
Paltan Community Center - Naya Paltan (opposite Paltan Police Station),
Central Police Hospital - 1 & 2 (for police members only)
National Press Club- Topkhana
Jatrabari Community Center, Ward No 50 - Shaheed Farooq Road, Jalapara, Jatrabari
Sweeper Colony, Dayaganj Slum – Jatrabari,
Haji Jummon Community Centre - Nayabazar Junction, Haji Rashid Lane
Basabo Community Center – Basabo
Dhaka Reporter's Unity – Segunbagicha
Amaligola Park and Community Center – Dhanmondi,
Shuchana Community Center – Mohammadpur
Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal Community Center (DNCC) - Madhubag, Magbazar,
Freedom Fighter Advocate Kamrul Islam Chowdhury Community Center – Kamrangirchar,
Shaheed Ahsan Ullah Master General Hospital – Tongi, Gazipur
Savar Upazila Health Complex
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JKG Health Care Centre:
Pallibandhu Ershad School - Karail, Banani,
Rajarbagh Police Lines School (for police members only)
Phone: +880 2-9556667,
Sabujbagh Government College- Basabo, Khilgaon
Khilgaon School and College, Khilgaon
Government Titumir College-Mohakhali
Narayanganj School and College
MW High School, Siddhirganj
In a limited extent, patient samples are being collected by Flu Corner Mitford Hospital, Phone: 02-57315076 and Sir Salimullah Medical College, Phone: 02-57315076. Admitted patients with Covid-19 symptoms or admitted with any other disease in Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Phone: 02-55165088 can be examined in the hospital. Mugda Medical College Hospital, Phone: 01553-306518, Kurmitola General Hospital, Phone: +8802 55062350 (For Emergency), 55062201, 55062349 (8am to 3pm) and Child Health Care Research Foundation, Phone: 02-48110117 and Dhaka Children's Hospital, Phone: 02-9128308 also have sample testing system.
Furthermore, there are some 15 private hospitals and other 19 hospitals across the country which have the testing facilities.
15 private hospitals where samples are being tested:
Evercare Hospital, Dhaka
Square Hospital, Dhaka
Prava Health Bangladesh Limited, Dhaka
Ibn Sina Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
Anwar Khan Modern Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
Enam Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka
United Hospital Limited, Dhaka
BioMed Diagnostic and Research Laboratory, Dhaka
DMFR Molecular Lab & Diagnostics, Sobhanbag, Mirpur Rd, Dhaka 1207
Lab Aid Hospital, Dhaka
Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences General Hospital, Dhaka
Care Medical College, Dhaka
Sample testing is also conducted under private management outside Dhaka:
TMSS Medical College and Rafatullah Community Hospital, Bogra
Chevron Clinical Laboratory (Pte) Ltd., Chittagong
Test in government-owned hospitals outside Dhaka:
All the government-owned hospitals outside Dhaka are now being instructed to have flu corners. They collect samples from suspected Covid-19 patients and sent them to laboratories.
According to the list of health The department:
Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (BITID), Chattogram
Chattogram Medical College
Cumilla Medical College
Cox's Bazar Medical College
Abdul Malek Ukil Medical College, Noakhali
Noakhali University of Science and Technology
Mymensingh Medical College
Sheikh Hasina Medical College, Jamalpur
Rajshahi Medical College
Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College
Rangpur Medical College
M Abdur Rahim Medical College, Dinajpur
Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital
Khulna Medical College
Kushtia Medical College
Sher-e-Bangla Medical College, Barishal
Faridpur Medical College
Narayanganj 300 bed hospital
Central Police Hospital
These Medical College hospitals are testing samples of suspected Covid-19 patients after collecting samples from both admitted patients and patients outside of the hospitals.
Apart from the mentioned hospitals, samples are being tested after collection in several laboratories. Such as:
Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Jashore University of Science and Technology
Gazi Covid-19 PCR Lab, Rupganj, Narayanganj
Phone: 9513814, 7172017 and 7172012.
Apart from medical college and hospitals, samples are being collected and sent to the following laboratories:
National Institute of Laboratory Medicine and Referral Center
Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR)
Institute of Public Health
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
Child Health Care Research Foundation and Dhaka Children's Hospital
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Dhaka Medical College
Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute
National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine
Mugda Medical College and Hospital
Sir Salimullah Medical College
Kurmitola General Hospital
Phone: +8802 55062350 (For Emergency),
Higher Science Research Center, Dhaka University
As the amount of infected Covid-19 patients are increasing on a high note, the hospitals are admitting patients after seeing the intensity of the disease. Elderly people, patients with diabetes, heart disease, kidney-related complications are getting high priority. Hospitals are also giving priority to young patients with difficulty breathing.
Where to go with critically ill patients are named below:
People with a critical health condition should visit the coronavirus designated hospitals which has the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) facilities. ICU are available at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Kurmitola General Hospital, Mugda Medical College Hospital, Kuwait-Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospita, Mahanagar General Hospital in Nayabazar, Anwar Khan Modern Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, Regent Hospital, Mirpur Lalkuthi General Hospital and Sajeda Foundation.
For moderate symptoms:
Patients with moderate symptoms who need only oxygen cylinders can visit designated hospitals that have no ICU or dialysis service.
People can call two hotline numbers - 01944333222 & 10655 that will divert the calls to available 17 helpline numbers of The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) and NSU Public Health Department for any coronavirus related quarries. People can reach out IEDCR via email and Facebook too. Apart from the existing four hotline numbers, people can contact IEDCR on 16263