ICDDRB Hospital’s is now patient less.Patients with diarrhea at the ICDDRB Hospital (Inter-lateral Uterine Research Center) in Chandpur are lying vacant. Patients with diarrhea from remote districts, upazilas and far-flung districts are unable to come to the hospital for treatment due to public transport. Some patients in the vicinity of Chandpur district are also being discharged with first aid.
According to hospital office sources, at this time last year, on average, more than 100 diarrhea patients were admitted every day. Patients are admitted to the hospital on the last 9 days of March this year (from March 22 to March 30), less than half of the time. Patients are unable to come to the hospital due to corona virus infection and public transport is stopped. On average, 45 to 50 diarrhea patients return to the hospital for medical care. A patient suffering from a coronary virus infection is not interested in hospitalization.
According to hospital office sources, 28 patients with diarrhea were seen at the hospital till March 31 till 2 pm yesterday. In addition, according to the information given by the hospital, 93 patient on the 22nd of March, 75 patient on the 23rd of March, 76 patient on the 24th, 71 on the 25th of March, 47 patient on the 26th of March, 49 patient on the 27th of March, 57 patient on the 28th of March, 76 patient on the 29th of March, 54 patient on the 30th of March received medical care. However, the number of infected children was very small among the affected patients.
Maksuda Akhter of Highchar Upazila of Chandpur Sadar, who came for medical treatment, said that it was difficult to get to the hospital due to the public transport. However, the doctors at the hospital are returning home due to good service and advice.
The chief medical officer of the hospital said. Chandra Shekhar Das said that although the incidence of diarrhea is high at this time, patients from remote areas are unable to come to the hospital due to corona situation. The patients who come daily to their home are in Chandpur Sadar, Matlab North and South. I am leaving the patients with instructions on first aid and subsequent tasks.
Correspondent: Mahfuz Mallick, March 31,2020