Medical &Health

13 more lives lost to Covid-19 at RMCH

Thirteen more patients died of Covid-19 at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours until 8 am on Sunday.

Among them, six were Covid-19 patients while the rest seven died after showing Covid-19 symptoms at the hospital, said director of the hospital Brigadier General Shamim Yeazdani.

Two of the deceased hailed from Rajshahi, six from Chapainawabganj, three from Naogaon and one each from Natore and Kushtia districts, he added.

So far, 125 people, including 70 Covid-19 patients, have died at the Corona unit of the hospital from June 1 till June 13.

Forty-two new patients have got admitted to the hospital in the past 24 hours while 35 have been discharged.

294 people have been undergoing treatment at the hospital against 271 beds at the Corona unit of the hospital.

However, the hospital authorities are providing treatment after arranging additional beds, said Shamim.

As the coronavirus situation in Rajshahi kept worsening the district administration imposed a strict lockdown from 5pm on Friday till June 17 midnight.

After an emergency meeting on Thursday night, deputy commissioner of the district Abdul Jalil announced the lockdown.

During the lockdown all public transports and shops in the district will remain closed except emergency and medical services.

Besides, passenger train services between Rajshahi and other parts of the country remained suspended.

Source: United News of Bangladesh