• Sunday, Sep 20, 2020
  • Last Update : 05:03 pm

Hospital mismanagement could cost us dearly

  • Published at 05:20 pm April 17th, 2020
Kuwait Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospital
Collected

The hospital currently lacks the infrastructure to handle coronavirus patients

We have already seen how Covid-19 has brought developed nations -- nations with more money and better health care and infrastructure than ours -- to their knees, taking the lives of thousands upon thousands, and affecting the lives of millions more. 

Bangladesh, then, needs to be extra careful in all its containment measures, because at the end of the day, we are all the more vulnerable. This means hospitals and testing facilities must be adequately staffed, and must treat the issue of Covid-19 with utmost seriousness.

But, unfortunately, unlike the coronavirus, which has been brutally efficient and effective globally, we have been anything but -- the most recent example being the utter mismanagement that has permeated the running of Kuwait Bangladesh Friendship Hospital, which had been set up to treat coronavirus patients.

For one, when there is a virus regarding which there is so much confusion and doubt amongst people as well as health care professionals, experts in the field are absolutely paramount, guiding the hospital with regards to the most effective and safest way to treat and handle coronavirus patients.

Unfortunately, such an infectious disease specialist was missing at the Kuwait Bangladesh Friendship Hospital, leading to a lack of expert supervision and consultation, putting everyone in the hospital -- and their friends and relatives as a result -- at high risk. 

That is, however, only the tip of the iceberg.  

The hospital currently lacks the infrastructure to handle coronavirus patients, unequipped as it is with essential treatment facilities, such as a central oxygen facility which leads to massive delays in providing treatment, and good quality PPEs for its staff, who are putting their lives at risk every day to ensure patients are looked after. 

With many private hospitals turning patients away, the facilities designated to treat Covid-19 must absolutely be up to the job, with no room for error.

It is time that our primary focus in the upcoming month becomes our health care -- ramping up testing facilities and providing the best treatment possible so that patients can make a full recovery.  

We cannot afford to take a wrong step in this matter, certainly not during a crisis of this magnitude.

110
109
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