The Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of Chattogram Medical College Hospital’s Cardiology Ward was extended -- from 16 to 31 beds -- yesterday.
Mayor of Chattogram City Corporation AJM Nasir Uddin inaugurated the extension at a programme jointly organised by CMCH Patients Welfare Association and CMCH Cardiology Department.
Taher Brothers, a business conglomerate of the port city, donated the beds through CMCH Patients Welfare Association, said Mujibul Haque Khan, president of Bangladesh Medical Association’s Chattogram chapter.
Mayor Nasir said the doctors and nurses of CMCH have been doing a tremendous job -- delivering healthcare services to patients despite limited resources.
He praised the Patients Welfare Association and Taher Brothers for providing assistance towards the welfare of patients. He also urged the well-off section of society to extend their support.
Laxmi Pada Das, registrar of CMCH Cardiology Ward, told The Daily Star that the CCU had 15 beds but the number of patients was almost 40 every day.
Many patients had to stay on the floor in CCU due to shortage of beds, he said, adding that now, after extension of the unit, patients will be benefited.
He said apart from beds, a total of 15 monitors have been donated to the CCU by Patients Welfare Association.
Head of CMCH Cardiology Department Prabir Kumar Das was present, among others, at the programme with CMCH Director Brig Gen Mohsen Uddin Ahmed in the chair.