Covid-19: No end to patients’ plight

The Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) struggled to provide treatment to increasing number of patients causing acute suffering to the treatment seekers amid the coronavirus outbreak.


A large number of people were seen waiting at the hospital premises in queues on Tuesday for availing of treatment.


Meanwhile, a photojournalist of UNB said he was obstructed while taking photos of patients’ sufferings.


Brig Gen AKM Nasir Uddin, director of DMCH, told UNB that the hospital authorities restricted taking photos or videos inside the hospital without any prior permission.


“But we did not give any instruction to obstruct anyone taking photos or video outside the hospital,” he said.


The sheer number of coronavirus cases has put a severe strain on the country’s healthcare system. The health authorities have so far confirmed 1,545 coronavirus deaths and 119,198 cases.


Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.


A woman sits at the premises of DMCH while her relative stands in a queue to get ticket for check-up.


A man with his young child standing at DMCH premises hoping to get treatment.


Women sit under shadow of trees at hospital premises as they wait for their turn.


United News of Bangladesh