12 Ctg police station areas declared Red Zones
CHATTOGRAM, Jun 3: With the number of Covid-19 patients on the rise, Chattogram Health Department has divided 16 police station areas into Red, Yellow and Blue Zones in the port city.
Talking to the Daily Observer, Civil Surgeon Sheikh Fazle Rabbi said 12 out of the 16 police station areas have been placed into Red Zone.
The zones have been divided into Red with more than 100 Covid-19 infected patients, Yellow with 10 to 99 patients and Blue with 1 to 9 patients.
The police stations
placed into Red Zones are Kotwali with 324 corona infected people, Panchlaish 215, Kulshi 183, Patenga 168, Halishahar 167, Double Mooring 141, Port 123, Pahartali 114, EPZ 112, Chawkbazar 111,Akbar Shah 111 and Changaon 106.
Bakalia and Bayezid police stations have been placed into Yellow Zone with 99 patients each while Sadarghat and Karnaphuli police stations with 56 each.
Meanwhile, the total number of Covid-19 patients reached 3,397 in Chattogram as of Tuesday. The death toll from the deadly virus rose to 78 until Tuesday.
Civil Surgeon Sheikh Fazle Rabbi said the treatment of Covid-19 patients has already started at Railway Hospital with 100-bed and Holy Crescent Hospital with 80-bed.
Besides, the Health Department has been providing treatment to a large number of Covid-19 patients with only 300 beds having only 10 ICUs (Intensive Care Unit) for critical patients at General Hospital.
Treatment is being provided with 100- bed each at General Hospital and Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) and with 50-bed at Bangladesh Institute of tropical and Infectious Disease (BITID) at Fouzderhat.
Another private hospital, Chattogram 50-bed Field Hospital at Sitakunda is providing treatment to Covid-19 patients with the assistance of Navana group.
The Ministry of Health has approved CMCH to increase the number of beds for Corona patients at the hospital. As a result, the CMCH authorities have increased the numbers of bed to 100. Gradually, the number of bed at the hospital will be increased to 300, if necessary, hospital sources said.
Moreover, the Health Ministry has approved two private hospitals--Imperial Hospital and Bangabandhu Memorial Hospital. The ministry directed to operate the two private hospitals with 100 beds each as dedicated corona hospitals under the administrations of the Health Directorate.
Meanwhile, the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) has taken a step to open a 300-bed hospital at City Convention Centre at Agrabad.
Contacted, Dr Selim Akhtar, Chief Medical Officer of CCC, said the hospital is likely to be opened on June 15.