Corona situation is worsening day by day in Chandpur district.
When contacted, the on-duty doctor Jannat Ara Islam and the Residential Medical Officer (Corona Affairs Focal Person) Dr Sujauddowla Rubel confirmed the deteriorating situation adding that every day the patients having Covid and Covid symptoms are pouring into the Chandpur General Hospital from remote upazilas in Chandpur.
So, there are shortage of beds. Many patients are bound to take shelter on the floor beds. At present, there are 120 beds at Covid Ward in the hospital. But the number of patients is much more than the beds. So we, the doctors, the nurses and health staffs cannot accommodate them all.
The close relatives of the admitted patients rush here and there for oxygen. Due to the increasing number of patients, oxygen crisis becomes acute in the hospital. The just completed 'Liquid Oxygen Plant' on the hospital premises needs to be immediately started for saving the critical patients from oxygen-crisis.
There are 65 suspected corona patients at the hospital. Most of them are staying side by side having no distance at all. Most of them are between 50 and 65 years. They are all from Kochua, Hajiganj, Faridganj, Matlab and other upazilas.
Contacted, the Civil Surgeon Dr M Shakhawat Ullah said so far a total of 164 people have died of corona in the district and over eight thousand others are infected with the disease.
He added, the District & Sessions Judge SM Ziaur Rahman, his two colleagues, Senior Judicial Magistrate Mohammad Kamal Hossain and Assistant Judge Fatematuj Johra are infected with corona.
The Civil Surgeon said, "Out of 399 samples tested, a total of 158 people were Covid positive. Most of them are from Chandpur Sadar."
Sadar UZ Chairman Nurul Islam Nazim Dewan, his wife and four other members of his family have been infected with corona. All are in home isolation and taking treatment.
ADC (Rev) of Chandpur Daud Hossain Chowdhury was also infected with corona. He was rushed to Dhaka Police Hospital as his condition was stated to be critical. Sadar Model Thana OC Abdur Rashid is also infected with corona and now in Dhaka Police Hospital.