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12:00 AM, July 06, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:11 AM, July 06, 2020

2 doctors die from Covid-19

Two more doctors have died from coronavirus infections while undergoing treatment at two separate hospitals in the capital.

They are Prof AKM Nurul Anwar, former principal of Ibrahim Medical College, and Dr Amjad Hossain, owner of Rajani Clinic in Jashore's Benapole.

Nurul was admitted to Anwar Khan Modern Medical College Hospital after he got infected with the virus.

He breathed his last around 12:30pm yesterday, said Dr Mily Dey, director of Bangladesh Doctors' Foundation (BDF) Trust.

Meanwhile, Dr Amjad, hailed as the poor's doctor in Benapole, died at the Intensive Care Unit of Regent Hospital in Mirpur on Saturday night, said Dr Yusuf Ali, resident medical officer of Sharsha Upazila Health Complex in Jashore.

Dr Amjad, who retired as assistant medical officer at the health complex last year, tested positive for the virus after he gave samples on June 28, mentioned Yusuf.

The physician was brought to the capital from Benapole on July 1 as his condition deteriorated.

He was buried at his village home in Benapole.

According to the BDF, at least 62 doctors have so far died from Covid-19 infections while 11 others died showing virus symptoms.


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