DHAKA: Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malek has said that the government has more than 20,000 corona isolation beds ready in the current situation. He told reporters after inspecting the new Corona Isolation Center at Bashundhara Convention Center in the capital on Wednesday afternoon.
During the briefing, he said that another 4,500 new corona isolation beds have been prepared on the 4th floor of Bashundhara Convention Center, DNCC Market and Dia Bari in the capital. The minister said it would be possible to open these corona isolation hospitals within a week.
Zahid Malek said that four and a half thousand new corona isolation beds have been prepared for corona prevention. These will be handed over to the health sector within a week. (One thousand two hundred) Advanced new beds are now almost fully ready. Hopefully, by this week, these Odhana be open.
He said 801 more institutions in the capital and other districts and upazilas are ready for corona isolation. If more than this is needed, the government has a plan in place.
At the Director General of the Department of Health. Abul Kalam Azad, Additional Secretary of the Ministry (Administration) said. Habibur Rahman Khan, Awami League Health and Population Secretary. Rokeya Sultana was present.