District hospitals to be ready to tackle 2nd wave of Covid-19: PM | The Daily Star
03:34 PM, October 08, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:37 PM, October 08, 2020

District hospitals to be ready to tackle 2nd wave of Covid-19: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government is getting all the district hospitals ready with ICUs and oxygen supplies to provide healthcare services to people in case of a second wave of Covid-19 in the upcoming winter.

"The outbreak of coronavirus began last winter. It may resurge in the upcoming winter. Keeping that in mind, we're arranging all sorts of medical services, including setting up ICUs and ensuring oxygen in every district hospital," she said.

The Prime Minister said this while formally opening the Itna-Mithamoin-Austagram all-weather road in Kishoreganj to traffic using digital platform.

Sheikh Hasina said the government instantly recruited some 2,000 doctors, 3000 nurses and a good number of health technicians following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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