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Coronavirus: Doctor, 12 others among newly infected in Narayanganj

  • Published at 03:34 pm April 15th, 2020
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The infected patients exhibiting mild symptoms will be kept in isolation at their respective homes

Thirteen more people, including Medical Superintendent Dr Goutam Roy of Narayanganj 300 bed hospital, have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the district.

Hospital Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Samsuddoha Sanchay confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday.

He said: “So far, 13 people—including four doctors, four nurses, an office staff, a ward boy, and an office assistant of the hospital—have tested positive for Covid-19.

The infected patients exhibiting mild symptoms will be kept in isolation in their respective homes, he added.

“15 more samples have been collected for further testing, which means the number is likely to rise on Thursday,” he continued.

Samsuddoha Sanchay said all staff at the hospital shall be tested for the virus. “We must ensure that the hospital is safe for all future and existing patients.”

The district civil surgeon has been notified in this regard, he added.

Earlier, seven people -- four doctors, one nurse, one ward boy and one ambulance driver of Narayanganj General Hospital -- tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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