41 doctors die of COVID-19 with 3 on Wednesday

Staff Correspondent | Published: 16:18, Jun 17,2020 | Updated: 00:16, Jun 18,2020


Three more doctors died of COVID-19 in Dhaka, Chattogram and Dinajpur on Wednesday taking to 41 the death toll of physicians from the novel coronavirus in Bangladesh.

Former Dhaka Medical College burn unit associate professor Md Ashrafuzzaman died at Kuwait-Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospital on Wednesday morning. He was 61.

Dinajpur-based Abdur Rahim Medical College and Hospital former director Md Shah Abdul Ahad died  at the hospital in Dinajpur on Wednesday morning. He was 69.

Chattogram Metropolitan Hospital senior medical officer Nurul Huda died at the hospital on Wednesday morning, reports New Age staff correspondent in Chattogram. He was 44.

Till Wednesday, 41 doctors, three nurses and a medical service provider died of COVID-19, Bangladesh Medical Association secretary general Md Ehteshamul Haque Chowdhury said.

So far, 1,035 doctors, 885 nurses and 1,354 health workers have been infected with the novel coronavirus in Bangladesh, he said.

Several renowned physicians of the country, including former Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons president and BMSSU professor SAM Golam Kibria, Square Hospital ICU head Mirza Nazim Uddin, Ibne Sina radiology department head freedom fighter Abul Mokarim Md Mohsin Uddin, Ibrahim Medical College microbiology professor Mohammad Mohiuddin, and Impulse Hospital Limited director Jalilur Rahman Khan, former University of Science and Technology former vice-chancellor and surgery professor M Rezaul Karim and former Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College director and professor of medicine AKM Mujibur Rahman died of COVID-19.

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