Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Friday, July 24, 2020 11:34:03 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

11,000 beds lying vacant: DGHS

Health sectors` graft keeps patients away from hospitals

By
25th-Jul-2020       
Share
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Noman Mosharef :
A total of 11,078 beds for coronavirus patients are lying vacant in government hospitals although Bangladesh is hosting most number of active Covid-19 cases in Asia after India.
These hospitals have 15,600 general beds where 4,279 covid-19 patients being admitted and 10, 852 remain vacant across the country according to Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General (Administration) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Besides, there are 532 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in those hospitals and about 306 patients are admitted there while 226 beds are remain empty.
Professor Nasima Sultana said that 2,103 patients are admitted in the general beds of the hospitals of Dhaka city and there are 174 patients in ICU.
In Chittagong, 288 patients are admitted in general beds and 22 in ICUs. Besides, 1,888 patients are admitted in general beds in other hospitals of the country and 100 patients are admitted in ICU.
The temporary hospital built on an emergency basis in International Convention City Bashundhara was treating only 15 patients. It has the capacity to treat 2,013 patients.
On the other hand, in Rajarbagh Police Hospital 737 beds remain vacant; the hospital has 1,027 beds including general and ICU beds. There are 326 seats remain vacant in Dhaka Medical College Hospital and 368
    
in Impulse Hospital. Besides, 49 remain vacant in Impulse Hospital's 57 ICU beds.
No coronavirus patient has been admitted to Kamalapur Railway Hospital and Infectious Diseases Hospital in Mohakhali. These two hospitals have 40 general beds.
Contacted, Professor Dr. M. Muzaherul Huq, former Advisor of World Health Organisation (WHO) told The New Nation, "Firstly, patients have no trust on hospitals about getting proper medical treatment so that they stay away from those hospitals."
Secondly, he said, most of the infected persons know that it is better to stay isolated at home to get well soon.  
When contacted Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of DGHS told The New Nation on Friday, "About 80 per cent of Covid patients do not need to go to hospitals as this number of patients have only some symptoms."
She said about three to five per cent Covid-19 patients fall in severe illness and those have to admitted in hospitals ICU beds. It is why the number of hospital beds are remaining blank, she added.
Dr. Sultana also said the have also arranged telemedicine services where they receive about one lakh to one and half a lakh telephone calls everyday.
Commenting on the issue, public health expert Dr Lenin Chowdhury said there are a host of factors behind the lower presence of patients in the government selected medicare centres across the country.
"The majority of the patients recovered staying at home while poor facilities and recent irregularities in the health sector might be discouraging people from getting the health-related services," he added.
Echoing the same, Dr. Rashid-e-Mahbub, former president of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) said the existing services and recent irregularities in some hospitals could have discouraged people about staying away from hospitals for treatment.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Mayors must come out of state corruption system to improve city life


The overwhelming problem with public officials is they are concerned with generally thinking of ways of making money. The whole idea of holding public positions enjoying special facilities at public cost to serve the people has almost disappeared. Officials in public positions are exploiting the public. This kind of thinking ...

International »

In another night of unrest in Portland, tear gas hits mayor


Reuters :The mayor of the US city of Portland, Ted Wheeler, was stung by tear gas early on Thursday morning after he joined demonstrators protesting against racial injustice and police brutality.Protests have rocked Portland every night for weeks, with security forces often tear-gassing and clubbing demonstrators.Visiting the protest site, Wheeler ...

City »

CID and Cyber police nab five persons involved in question paper leakage of Government Medical , Dental and Armed Forces Medical Colleges conducting raid at different parts of the city's Mirpur on Thursday.


.

Entertainment »

Taapsee Pannu shares her looks from her school time


Taapsee Pannu is known for her outspoken attitude and that is one thing which makes her different from others. The actress regularly shares her opinions on on-going controversies and also keeps on updating her fans with her throwback pictures too. Recently, Taapsee shared a picture from her school days when ...

Editorial »

We have every reason to be cautious about Chinese experimental tests


 A REPORT in a national daily on Wednesday said a move by a Chinese pharmaceutical company - Sinvac, to conduct the third and final phase of clinical trial of a Covid-19 vaccine in Bangladesh lacks clarity and is causing widespread confusion.  Health Ministry has not taken any decision yet. Time ...

City »

Chairman of Fakirhat Upazila Parishad Swapan Das, among others, at the tree plantation programme organised by Fakirhat Upazila Family Planning Office on Wednesday marking the Mujib Year.


.

Sports »

Serena Williams` daughter Olympia becomes youngest pro sports team owner


Agency :Serena Williams and her two-year old Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. are officially co-owners of a new Los Angeles-based women's football team called Angel City.Olympia, who keeps appearing in her mother's social media accounts, becomes the youngest person to own a Pro Soccer team. Williams and her daughter joined a ...

Entertainment »

Sonakshi Sinha`s killer look with catty goggles


Post her stint in her debut Bollywood movie Dabangg, Sonakshi Sinha has earned a huge fan following and after that, she got the break in so many movies with various actors. Now, she is one of the well-paid and well-known actresses. Recently, Sonakshi shared a classy white look with catty ...

Editorial »

FDI to help RMGs to cope with Covid-19


BANGLADESH should allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the apparel sector to help the industry endure the Covid-19 crisis, analysts and businesspeople said on Monday, as per a local daily reports. They also said that over-concentration on cotton rather than manmade fibre (MMF) for making clothes is stymieing the growth ...

City »

Shahadat Hossain Munna, Vice-Chairman of Shristy Human Rights Society distributes foodstuff among the flood-hit people at Daripur of Shibchar in Madaripur district on Tuesday.


Entertainment »

Aupee Karim’s film selected for Shanghai Festival


Entertainment Report :Popular actress Aupee Karim starrer Debris of Desire (Mayar Jonjal) has been officially selected at the 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival in the Asian New Talent Award category. All films, previously shortlisted for the Asian New Talent Award, have been announced as Asian New Talent Award Official Selection ...

Football »

Historic Ronaldo puts Juve on brink of ninth straight Serie A title


AFP, Turin :Cristiano Ronaldo put Juventus on the brink of a ninth consecutive Italian league title on Monday after he scored twice in a 2-1 win over Lazio to become the first player to hit 50 goals in Serie A, La Liga and the Premier League.Juventus ended a three-match winless ...

Cricket »

Mushfiqur carries on his individual training despite inclement weather


Sports Reporter :Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim continued his individual training despite inclement weather. Mushfiqur Rahim began his training on Sunday at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Ground, which is adjacent to the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur. 'Mr Dependable' took part in his lone practice session though the field ...

Editorial »

Health Ministry can't be run by RAB or mobile court


It is such a frustrating disappointment to the people that because of the government organised corruption the hospitals cannot be trusted for coronavirus testing or treatment. If RAB and mobile courts have to raid hospitals to find irregularities in hospitals then there will be none not suffering from irregularities of ...

Sports »

It's really good to hit the ball after four months: Imrul Kayes


BSS, Dhaka :Opener Imrul Kayes expressed his satisfaction after doing some batting practice at indoor facilities of the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Monday.Cricketers made their long awaited return to the cricket field on Sunday to bring an end to the country's four-month-long cricketing shutdown but Kayes was ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news