Vice Chancellor of Patuakhali Science and Technology University Prof Dr Harun-Or-Rashid and his wife Kanika Mahfuz have been airlifted to Dhaka today and admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital with breathing problems.
"A helicopter of Bangladesh Air Force shifted them to Dhaka from Patuakhali around 10:00am," deputy director of the university's public relation office Dr Md Kamrul Islam confirmed.
Kanika Mahfuz is assistant teacher of a government primary school in Dumki upazila of the district, our Patuakhali correspondent reports.
Both of them have been suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and breathing problems for the last few days, Dr Kamrul said.
They have been shifted to Dhaka as their condition deteriorated yesterday, he added.
Local health department collected samples of the VC and sent those to Dhaka for coronavirus test yesterday. The report may reach Patuakhali tomorrow, University registrar Dr Swadesh Shamonto told the correspondent.
Doctors referred him to Dhaka due to his lung problems, he said.