Health Desk- 18 June, 2020: Three more doctors died of Covid-19 in different districts on Wednesday, taking the toll to 44, according to Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA).
Md Ashrafuzzaman breathed his last at Kuwait-Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospital in the capital around 8:00am, around seven hours after he was admitted there, said the hospital Superintendent Mohammad Shihab Uddin.
Ashrafuzzaman was a former assistant professor at Dhaka Medical College, according to the Foundation for Doctors Safety Rights and Responsibilities.
He also worked as the chief of the burn unit at Mugda Medical College and Hospital. He retired from his government job four years ago.
In Dinajpur, Shah Abdul Ahad died around 8:30am at M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital, where he once worked as a director.
The 70 year-old-doctor, also a former president of BMA tested positive for Covid-19 on June 8 and had been admitted to the hospital since then, said the district Civil Surgeon Abdul Kuddus.
At Chattogram Metropolitan Hospital, senior resident medical officer Nurul Haque died at the hospital's ICU around 4:00am.
Executive Director of the hospital Abdur Rob said that Nurul Haque died at his workplace of 19 years. He was admitted there for treatment three days ago.
Nurul was a 38th batch graduate of Chattogram Medical College.