• Saturday, Jun 19, 2021
  • Last Update : 03:21 am

Tangail gets 10-bed ICU ward after Dhaka Tribune report

  • Published at 03:32 pm May 2nd, 2021
Tangail-5 MP Md Sanowar Hossain inspects the 10-bed intensive care unit (ICU) ward at Tangail General Hospital following its inauguration on Sunday Dhaka Tribune

Earlier on April 21, Dhaka Tribune ran a story on the unavailability of ICUs along with other necessary medical facilities at the Tangail hospital

Tangail General Hospital has finally inaugurated its 10-bed intensive care unit (ICU) ward for Covid-19 patients almost a year after the pandemic began. 

Tangail-5 MP Md Sanowar Hossain inaugurated the ward by cutting a ribbon on Sunday afternoon.

Earlier on April 21, Dhaka Tribune ran a story on the unavailability of ICUs along with other necessary medical facilities at the Tangail hospital.

After the inauguration, MP Sanowar Hossain said the much-anticipated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital will be maintained using skilled doctors and nurses. At the same time, a central oxygen delivery system also been installed at the hospital. 

The 250-bed Tangail General Hospital is the district's largest medical centre and serves nearly 4 million people. 

"Now, people will be relieved from the hassle of transporting critical patients to Dhaka for ICU facilities. Currently, ICU support has become very important for coronavirus patients. All kinds of ICU facilities will be available at the hospital," he added.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by, among others, Tangail Deputy Commissioner Ataul Gani, Sheikh Hasina Medical College Principal Dr Nurul Amin Mia, Civil Surgeon Abul Fazal Mohammad Shahabuddin, Tangail Municipality Mayor SM Sirajul Haque Alamgir, Sadar Upazila Parishad Chairman Shahjahan Ansari, Tangail General Hospital Assistant Director Dr Khandaker Sadiqur Rahman, RMO of the hospital Shafiqul Islam Sajib, and Tangail Press Club President Zafar Ahmed. 

Tangail-5 MP Md Sanowar Hossain inaugurates the 10-bed intensive care unit (ICU) ward at Tangail General Hospital on Sunday | Dhaka Tribune

Professionals from different sectors were present at the inauguration.

Following the coronavirus outbreak, the prime minister announced in parliament on April 18, 2020, that her government will take steps to set up ICUs at every district hospital.

However, despite over a year having passed since the arrival of the pandemic, the hospital previously lacked treatment facilities to accommodate Covid-19 patients.

According to the Civil Surgeon's Office, the total number of people infected with Covid-19 in the district now stands at 4,698. Till now, 72 people have died from the deadly virus. 

Meanwhile, 4,033 patients in the district have recovered and 311 are currently hospitalised.

Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail