Dr M Rezaul Karim, former vice chancellor of University of Science & Technology Chittagong (USTC) and renowned surgeon, died from Covid-19 on Monday night.
Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA), in a press release issued on Tuesday, said that Dr M Rezaul Karim was undergoing treatment in the capital's Combined Military Hospital (CMH).
Dr M Rezaul Karim worked as professor of surgery department at Sylhet M A G Osmani Medical College and Chattogram Medical College.
He joined USTC after his retirement from the government job.
Dr M Rezaul Karim was 80 years old.
So far, 34 doctors died of Covid-19 in the country. 5 more died with symptoms of Covid-19.
Bangladesh today confirmed highest single-day jump in of 53 deaths from the novel coronavirus and record 3,862 new cases of infection testing 17,214 samples in the last 24 hours.
With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 1,262 and the number of total infections stood at 94,481.