• Saturday, May 21, 2022
  • Last Update : 04:24 pm

Construction work of DMCH oxygen plant begins

  • Published at 10:15 pm August 24th, 2021
oxygen_flowmeters_Bigstock
Photo: Bigstock

The oxygen plant is being constructed with Indian funding

An oxygen plant is being built at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), the construction work of which has started behind the burn unit as assigned by the authorities.

According to the authorities, once the work is completed, the oxygen crisis faced by the DMCH will be alleviated.

On Tuesday, Brigadier General Nazmul Haque, director of DMCH, said: “The oxygen plant will be built with Indian funding. Once built, it will play a key role in alleviating the oxygen crisis.” 

He said that the plant would supply oxygen directly to the wards of the hospital.

"A 50-bed isolation ward will be built next to the oxygen plant with funding from the Asian Development Bank [ADB]. Besides, with ADB funding a 15-bed ICU will be constructed on the fifth floor of the new building of DMC Hospital-II,” he added.


Also Read - 100 oxygen cylinders missing: SBMCH forms 5-member probe body


Keeping the coronavirus situation in consideration, the DMCH authorities have taken up measures toward some other changes and development works as well. 

Ashraful Alam, acting deputy director of the hospital, told Bangla Tribune that the new building of DMCH had a medicine department. In the current context, it had been closed down and turned into a Covid-19 unit.

When the Covid-19 situation was brought under control, the department of medicine would again treat patients there, he added.

He said: “The DMCH currently has 2,600 beds. Normally 3,000-3,500 patients are admitted here. At present, there are 800 Covid-19 patients alone.”

Ashraful Alam said that currently the ICU of this hospital had about 70 beds, including 32 for general patients and 33 for Covid patients. However, there will be 15 more ICU beds with ADB funding. 

It was not enough to have even 100 beds in such a big hospital, he added. 

50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail