Health Desk- 23 June, 2020: Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital in Dhaka has been designated for priority treatment of coronavirus-positive health workers.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has already sent a letter to the hospital authorities asking to take necessary steps in this regard, Aminul Hasan, director (hospital) of DGHS, told media on Monday.
The order came on Saturday just hours after Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) wrote to the health minister urging him to dedicate Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University or any other hospital for treating doctors infected with the virus.
In the strongly-worded letter, BMA asked the health minister to do so within three days or else the ministry or the DGHS will be held responsible for "any situation that may arise".
Prof Faruk Ahmed, director of Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital, said he received DGHS's letter and would take necessary steps.