Medical &Health

Nw medical board for UNB’s Bargerhat correspondent

A new medical board has been formed for the treatment of UNB’s Bagerhat correspondent Bisnu Proshad Chakrabortty, who is now undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

The head of various departments of the hospital have been included in the board, said BSMMU source.

The reports of different medical tests of Bisnu will be placed before the board on Wednesday.

On March 22, a nine-member medical board was formed to check the health condition of Bisnu.

Prof. Dr. Sohel Mahmud Arafat, chairman of the Medicine Department of BSMMU, was made the chief of the nine-member medical team.

However, no specific disease has been diagnosed yet.

Earlier, Bisnu was brought to Dhaka by an air ambulance from Bagerhat and then admitted to BSMMU on March 16.

Bisnu developed various symptoms, including high fever, shortness of breath, headache and chest pain, after receiving the first dose of coronavirus vaccine on February 7 at Bagerhat Sadar Hospital.

He was earlier treated at Bagerhat Sadar Hospital and then shifted to Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH).

An expert medical board, formed to treat him, conducted various tests but failed to diagnose any specific disease.

Later, Bisnu took treatment at home under the supervision of the health department.

On March 11, Deputy Commissioner of Bagerhat ANM Faizul Haque visited Bisnu at his home and enquired about his health condition.

Covid-19 situation

The country’s coronavirus caseload swelled to 600,895 on Monday after the health authorities recorded 5,181 new cases in 24 hours until the morning.

Along with the high number of cases, 45 coronavirus-related deaths were also recorded, pushing the death tally to 8,949, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in a handout.

The latest cases were reported after testing 28,195 samples.

The infection rate jumped to 18.38 percent on Monday from 17.65 percent on Sunday.

However, the death rate stands at 1.49 percent.

Source: United News of Bangladesh