1,933 medical teams ready: Media cell

A total of 1,933 medical teams are working to ensure health services during cyclone Amphan, the Health Media cell said Wednesday.


Md Habibur Rahman Khan, additional secretary (administration division) of Health Service Department and convener of media cell opened by Ministry of Health, came up with the information at a press briefing.


He said there are 1,212 health teams in Chattogram, 303 in Khulna and 418 in Barishal. These teams will provide emergency health care, including the provision of medicine to the 1.4 to 2 million people who have taken shelter in the cyclone centres.


He said some print and online news media published news on the temporary closure of the tobacco and tobacco industry. Some recommendations have been made highlighting directives of the World Health Organization and the Industries Ministry.


About plasma therapy and medicine Remdesivir, he said plasma therapy is currently at clinical trial stage. Initially, this therapy will be applied experimentally to 45 people. And the production of Remdesivir medicine has started in the country.


Habibur Rahman Khan also said that some Remdesivir medicines will be submitted to the Health Minister by Beximco Pharma on May 21.


At present, 14 government hospitals and 19 private hospitals in Dhaka have been dedicated for Covid-19 patients.


Apart from this, the 2,000-bed dedicated temporary hospital at Bashundhara Convention Centre has also been kept ready. Besides, at least 110 Covid-19 dedicated hospitals have been set up across the country.


Testing facilities are being increased day by day in the country following direction of the health minister.


Khan said the number of testing labs has been increased to 42 and currently, about 10,000 tests are being done daily.


Source: United News of Bangladesh