Published:  05:17 AM, 22 March 2020

Number of home quarantined people doubled in Barishal

Number of home quarantined persons almost doubled in Barishal division within last 24-hour.Dr Basudev Das, Barishal divisional director of health directorate, disclosing told that figure of home quarantine reached to 194 till this report on Wednesday, which was only 90 on Tuesday.

Besides one admitted at corona isolation unit of Barishal SBMCH and another one at Barguna general hospital, but they yet not detected as corona infected. We are monitoring and going to take hard step against breaking home quarantine system and started counseling and monitoring their status, he added.

The divisional committee for monitoring Corona virus situation at Barishal Divisional Commissioner's office held on Wednesday noon presided over by Yamin Chowdhury, divisional commissioner.

In that meeting it was decided that hard step about observing properly or violating the home quarantine system by the suspected people would be taken by developing counseling and keen monitoring with the help of local government , administration and law enforcing agencies, divisional health director added. He said that they facing acute shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) from government supply.

In Barishal Sher-E-Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) one suspected corona infected patient aged about 25 referred from Bhola admitted at corona isolation unit (CIU) of the hospital on Tuesday night.

Dr. Bakir Hossain, director SBMCH, said the admitted person was a truck helper working in Chattogram and was suffering from fever with cold allergy and hiding at his native home in Bhola.  We informed IEDCR about the patient and they are going to initiate diagnosis.

We already received 700 PPE and doctors and nurses started to use that, he added. After visiting this ward it was found two of relatives of the suspected patient have been seen in close contact with the patient.

---Masuk Kamal, Barishal

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