ED: To avert another hospital bed crisis, bring the infection rate under control

ঢাকা ট্রিবিউন প্রকাশিত: ১৩ জুলাই ২০২১, ০৮:০৩

Let us, then, keep our priorities straight without getting diverted with other matters
In spite of a large number of new hospital beds being purchased in recent months, here we are again, standing on the verge of yet another hospital bed crisis. This impending crisis can be attributed to the sky-high infection rate, which is turning out to be worse than what many had predicted.


It is deeply concerning to hear DGHS spokesperson Dr Robed Amin say that right now, there are 15,000 beds at dedicated Covid-19 hospitals across the country, with 5,000 of them currently unoccupied. Given the upward trend in infection, it will be entirely unsurprising if Bangladesh starts recording more than 16,000 infections per day. If that happens, it can be anticipated that soon we will run out of hospital beds for Covid-19 patients.

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