The move comes amid rising Covid-19 cases across the country
Since the number of cases and deaths are on the rise, the government has asked five hospitals in Dhaka to take necessary measures to tackle the oncoming influx of patients in the days to come.
A notice was issued by the Health Ministry in this regard on Monday.
The Health Ministry informed the Directorate General of Health Services to take immediate measures on Monday.
The hospitals are – Lalkuthi Hospital at Mirpur, Dhaka Metropolitan General Hospital, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, DNCC Covid-19 Isolation Centre at Mohakhali, and Sarkari Karmachari Hospital (Government Employee’s Hospital).
Due to the sudden increase in Covid-19 infections in March, the decision was made to tackle the influx of patients and prevent any further damage caused by the virus, according to the notice.
In a separate notice, the Health Ministry also instructed the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery (SHNIBPS) to take the initiative to provide treatment to Covid-19 patients.
On Tuesday, the number of new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours shot up to 3,554 – the highest in eight months.
The last time more cases were recorded in a single day was on July 2 when 4,019 people tested positive for the deadly virus.