Public hospitals told to open isolation unit

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 20:39, Jan 27, 2020 | Updated : 21:18, Jan 27, 2020

Picture uploaded to social media on January 25, 2020 by the Central Hospital of Wuhan show medical staff attending to patients, in Wuhan, China. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO /via REUTERS

The government's health division ordered all public hospitals across the country to open ‘isolation unit’ as a precaution against Coronavirus, which has already killed over 80 people in China in the last few days.
Director General of Health Service Dr Adul Kalam Azad came up with instructions while addressing a video conference about Coronavirus with the regional directors and civil surgeons at the conference room of Health Division at capital’s Mohakhali on Monday (Jan 27).
Information officer of Health Division Sheikh Akkas Ali said a discussion was held elaborately about the Coronavirus in the conference and order was given to take all-out preparation to prevent the virus as precaution though no people was found infected with Coronavirus yet in the country.
Primarily, isolation units will be opened at all the sadar hospitals and medical college hospitals, he added.
Besides, Abul Kalam Azam asked the officials and authorities concerned to ensure medical test of all the passengers and tourists coming through port and seaport from different countries.
Central Hubei province is at the heart of China’s new virus Conora’s outbreak, which has killed at least 81 people and infected more than 2,700 people across the country and has spread overseas, including Thailand, the United States, and Australia.