COVID-19 claims three more doctors in Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent | Published: 18:44, Jul 02,2020 | Updated: 00:34, Jul 03,2020


Three more doctors died of COVID-19 in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours till Thursday evening.

The death of the three took to 60 the death toll among doctors from the novel coronavirus in the country, said Bangladesh Medical Association sources.

Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital former professor of medicine MA Wahab died on early Thursday at the capital’s Labaid Specialised Hospital. He was 75.

The capital’s Al Raji Hospital director and ophthalmology professor Md Ruhul Amin died at Asgar Ali Hospital in Dhaka on Wednesday evening. He was 70.

Gazipur-based International Medical College former paediatric professor Golam Sarwar died at Anwar Khan Modern Hospital in the capital.

Until Thursday, 60 doctors and 11 nurses and medical service provider have died of COVID-19, BMA secretary general Md Ehteshamul Haque Chowdhury said.

So far, 1,658 doctors, 1,341 nurses and 1,904 health workers have been infected with the novel coronavirus in Bangladesh, he said.

Renowned physicians of the country like former Chittagong Medical College ENT head Lalit Kumar Datta, Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons president and BMSSU professor SAM Golam Kibria, Square Hospital ICU head Mirza Nazim Uddin, Ibn 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 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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