Isolation ward inaugurated at Holy Family Hospital for COVID-19 patients

DHAKA,  A 25-bed isolation ward has been inaugurated at
the Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital in the capital to
facilitate the treatment of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) infected patients.

The health department of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) said
that this isolation ward has been set up in support with the Danish Red
Cross, said a press release here today.

Hospital authorities said this isolation ward will be used for treating the
COVID-19 infected patients.

The society said the patients having COVID-19 symptoms would be kept in
this isolation ward for intensive surveillance while separate arrangements
will be kept in this ward for male, female and child patients.

Besides, there will be arrangements for providing services to the patients
by the psychologists, social workers and physicians to the patients and their
family members.

BDRCS vice chairman and IFRC Governing Board member Dr Habibe Millat, MP
inaugurated the isolation ward as the chief guest at the Holy Family Red
Crescent Medical College Hospital this morning.

BDRCS Secretary General M Firoz Salahuddin, Director (Health) Dr Shahana
Zafar, Danish Red Cross Country Manager, Red Crescent Hospital Principal
Major General (retd) Dr Harunur Rashid, and Hospital Director Prof Dr
Mohammad Morshed spoke, among others, on the occasion.

BDRCS Deputy Secretary General M Rafiqul Islam, physicians, and other
officials and employees of the hospital were present.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Habibe Millat, MP said that the hospital has
always been providing treatment facilities with reputation and its continuity
would be maintained as a COVID-19 hospital.

“The Red Crescent Society works for serving the humanity,” he said urging
the physicians, other officials and employees of the hospital to strictly
follow the government rules while discharging their duties.

He also informed that special treatment facilities have been kept in this
hospital for the COVID-19 infected autistic and physically challenged
patients so that they are not deprived of treatment facilities by any means.

Meanwhile, the Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital has
already started the operations of its 500-bed hospital as a COVID-19 hospital
as Health Minister Zahid Maleq inaugurated the operations of this on May 10.

Society Chairman Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder, MP, and Vice Chairman Dr Habibe
Millat, MP was present, among others, on the occasion.


Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)