Dr Zafrullah’s condition improves

The health condition of Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, who is battling coronavirus and pneumonia, improved on Wednesday.


In a statement on Wednesday, Prof Brig Gen (Retd) Mamun Mostafiz said the pneumonia infection in Dr Zafrullah’s lungs has somewhat improved.


He said the level of artificial oxygen intake by Zafrullah has also reduced.


“He is feeling better than before,” said Dr Mostafiz.


Zafrullah has been undergoing regular dialysis and chest physiotherapy, he added.


Gonoshasthaya Kendra Public Relations Officer Forhad Hossain said Zafrullah’s physical condition is now stable with some visible improvement.


Earlier on Tuesday, an online medical board was formed comprising local and foreign doctors for the treatment of the Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder as he was infected with coronavirus and severe pneumonia.


The condition of Zafrullah, who tested positive for coronavirus, deteriorated slightly on Thursday last after he developed breathing complications.


He has been receiving treatment at Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital in the city’s Dhanmondi area under the supervision of Brig Dr Mamun Mustafiz and Prof Dr Najib.


Zafrullah, also a freedom fighter, underwent coronavirus testing with the kit developed by Gonoshasthaya which found him to be Covid-19 positive on May 25.


Four days later, a RT-PCR test at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) also found him positive for novel coronavirus.


He was given plasma therapy thrice to help strengthen his immune system in bid to beat the deadly virus.


Source: United News of Bangladesh