The Universe Tribune – Desk News:
Health Minister: 3 more isolation centres in Dhaka
Around 4,500 beds will become available for coronavirus patients in the capital
Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said three new isolation centres with 4,500 beds for coronavirus patients are being prepared in the capital.
He disclosed the development during an online briefing on coronavirus situation at the auditorium of Information Management System (IMS) in Mohakhali on Saturday, reports UNB.
The Minister said the government has taken initiative to prepare isolation centres for coronavirus patients at Bashundhara Convention Centre with 2,000 beds, Dhaka North City Corporation Convention Centre with 1,300 beds, and four buildings in Uttara’s Diabari area with 1,200 beds.
“About 4,500 isolation beds will be prepared soon,” he added.
Besides, Mugda Medical College and Hospital, National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR), and some other hospitals will be prepared for treating coronavirus patients, the Minister added.
Bangladesh has so far confirmed 482 coronavirus cases and 30 deaths from the virus as of Saturday.
Meanwhile, the global death tolls from the highly infectious disease reached to 100,000 on Saturday.