Health Desk- 17 June, 2020: Bidyanondo Foundation has started preparing a facility to turn it into a field hospital to treat increasing numbers of Covid-19 patients in Chattogram.
The hospital, which is being readied at Patenga, will accommodate 100 beds.
This would be the first hospital in Chattogram with a central oxygen system. Shortage of oxygen cylinders put hundreds in immense sufferings, even causing dozens of deaths in Chattogram.
Jamal Uddin, a volunteer of the foundation in Chattogram who is coordinating the preparations, told that they were given the facility by a benevolent person.
They have started readying the facility and will be able to open the hospital in the beginning of July.
"We will start with 50 beds and gradually will increase it to 100 beds. Now we are procuring necessary medical equipment to set up the central oxygen system. We want to ensure life-saving oxygen for Covid-19 patients," he said.
Chattogram Metropolitan Police has extended their all-out support in the initiative, he added.