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Coronavirus: Telemedicine service shut down as health worker infected in Natore

  • Published at 02:21 pm May 5th, 2020
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The infected health worker was sent to institutional health quarantine while samples were collected from the other health workers

Telemedicine services has shut down at Lalpur Upazila Health Complex as a health worker tested positive for coronavirus on Monday evening.

District Directorate General of Health Services on Monday night confirmed that a health worker of the telemedicine department was infected with the coronavirus.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ummul Banin Dyuti said she visited the Upazila Health Complex on Monday night and shut the telemedicine department temporarily.

The infected health worker was sent to institutional health quarantine while samples were collected from the other health workers. So far, ten people including a doctor and three health workers have been infected in the district, confirmed Civil Surgeon Mizanur Rahman.

Altogether 565 physicians, excluding nurses and health workers, have gotten infected with coronavirus while treating patients as of Monday, said Bangladesh Doctors Foundation (BDF), a forum of physicians.

Bangladesh has recorded 10,143 coronavirus cases and 182 deaths as of Monday. Meanwhile, the country reported its highest daily new coronavirus cases on Monday with the detection of 688 patients.



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