Monday, March 16th, 2020

SWACHIP forms committee to face coronavirus in Rangpur

Published 11:55 pm | March 16, 2020

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Online Desk : Rangpur Medical College (RMC) unit of Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad (SWACHIP) has formed a seven-member committee to prevent spread and provide treatments to coronavirus patients.
The committee was formed at a meeting titled ‘Doings to prevent coronavirus outbreak’ arranged by RMC unit of SWACHIP at VIP Hall Room of RMC here on Sunday afternoon.

Principal of RMC and Member-secretary of its SWACHIP unit Professor Dr AKM Nurunnabi Laizu presided over the meeting participated by physicians of RMC and Rangpur Medical College and Hospital (RMCH).

Vice-principal of RMC Professor Dr Mahfuzar Rahman, Director of RMCH Dr
Faridul Alam Chowdhury, Professor Dr Shafikul Islam Shafik, Professor Dr
Shafikuzzaman and SWACHIP member Dr Syed Mamunur Rahman addressed.

The meeting formed the seven-member committee with Professor Dr Abul
Kalam Azad as its Chief.

Six SWACHIP-member physicians of RMC and RMCH are other members of the
committee that will provide required treatments to coronavirus patients
anytime when necessary at the local health service facilities.

Professor Laizu informed the meeting that the five-bed isolation unit has
kept ready at RMCH for providing treatments to coronavirus patients, if
detected anytime, as a part of early preparations.

“Besides, 200 beds have been kept ready to keep people coming from
abroad or suspected coronavirus infected patients in quarantine at the newly
built 100-bed Rangpur Shishu Hospital,” he added.

The 31-bed Haragachh Hospital in Rangpur metropolis will also be used as
Corona Unit if the number of suspected coronavirus infected people increases
in the district.

Professor Rahman said everyone should work to create public awareness so
that none becomes afraid of coronavirus infection as the mortality rate for
coronavirus-infected patients is very low while the recovery rate is around
97 percent.

Dr Mamunur Rahman suggested everyone to comply with the health directives
of the government saying that coronavirus usually spreads through cough and
everyone should remain careful.

“No coronavirus infected patient has so far been identified in Rangpur, none should suffer from fear or panic and citizens should maintain the health directives to remain safe from coronavirus,” Professor Azad said.

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