A number of recovered patients termed the hospital as an excellent health service provider to COVID-19 patients ensuring world class treatments by a well-organised group of dedicated physicians, nurses and other staff.
Some 86.11 per cent under treatment coronavirus (COVID-19) patients have recovered at the government-run Rangpur Dedicated Corona Isolation Hospital (DCIH).
DCIH Superintendent Dr. SM Nurun Nabi said that the hospital, an extended health care facility of Rangpur Medical College Hospital, has been providing treatments to COVID-19 patients since its inception on April 19 last.
“We have discharged 465 admitted COVID-19 patients from the hospital after their recovery till date,” Dr. Nabi informed the national news agency today.
A total 549 COVID-19 patients have were admitted to the facility since the beginning, and of them, nine critically sick persons with multiple health complexities referred to Dhaka for advanced treatments.
“Among the rest of 540 under treatment patients, 465 have been discharged after their full recovery till today,” Dr. Nabi said, adding that the recovery rate among under treatment patients currently stands at 86.11 percent in the hospital.
The healed COVID-19 patients are being discharged after disappearance of all symptoms and found to have coronavirus negative in a real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test at the COVID-19 Laboratory at Rangpur Medical College.
Currently, 37 COVID-19 infected patients are undergoing treatment in the 100-bed DCIH that has 90 general beds and a modernised intensive care unit with 10 beds and 10 ventilators and a modernised high pressure central oxygen supply system.
“Since the beginning, a total of 50 under treatment coronavirus patients (mostly aged between 65 and 85 years) died at the hospital with multiple complexities,” Dr. Nabi said.
During the last 24 hours, nine COVID-19 patients were discharged from the hospital by bidding them ceremonial farewell at its compound with ‘recovery certificates’ and flowers.
Talking to BSS, discharged coronavirus patient Dr. Md. Matiar Rahman, 68, of Mithapukur upazila in Rangpur said he got incomparable treatments and services at the facility.
“I was admitted to the DCIH on August 24 last and discharged after full recovery on Saturday afternoon,” Dr. Rahman said, and thanked the physicians, nurses and other staff for their dedicated services to all admitted patients.
Recovered patients Abdur Rahman, 53, of Thakurgaon and Mubarak Hossain, 68, of Lalmonirhat, who were discharged on Saturday from the hospital, appreciated physicians, nurses and staff of the hospital for their dedicated health services to admitted patients.
Similarly, discharged coronavirus patients from the hospital Md. Afzal, 84, and Afroza Begum, 55, of Rangpur and Shefali Begum, 46, of Kurigram said they got excellent treatments at the facility.
“The doctors, nurses and other staff at the DCIH are providing treatments to all admitted patients with attaching special priority and taking care like their own relatives,” said Afroza Begum.
The first discharged coronavirus patient Moslem Uddin, 80, of Badarganj upazila in Rangpur from the hospital after his recovery four months ago on April 29, told BSS that he got marvelous treatments at the DCIH in Rangpur.
Lauding the performance of the DCIH, Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Zakir Hossain said doctors, nurses and other staff at the facility are providing treatments to patients with attaching special priority and taking care with utmost dedication.