60 pc Covid-19 dedicated beds still empty in hospitals: Zahid Maleque

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30 July 2020, Thu
Published: 07:16

60 pc Covid-19 dedicated beds still empty in hospitals: Zahid Maleque

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Thursday said that 60 percent Coronavirus dedicated beds in hospitals are still vacant due to proper measures taken by the government during the pandemic.

The minister said this while attending the annual work agreement program of Bureau of Health Education at the secretariat.

Earlier, central oxygen system was available only in Dhaka Medical College Hospital but now central oxygen system has been installed in around 70 hospitals in districts level, he said.

Hundreds of physicians are taking treatment for Covid-19 through online, Maleque said adding that “Treatments in corona dedicated hospitals are following the latest advice of the World Health Organization resulting in reducing the number of infections.”

The health sector of the country is now exactly in the right position to fight against Coronavirus, although there was delay to grasp the situation in the beginning, he insisted.

On the other hand, Bangladesh on Thursday recorded 48 more deaths from coronavirus and 2, 695 new cases in the last 24 hours, mounting the death tally to 3,083.

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