Three types of infection detected in Zafrullah’s lung

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:27, Jul 02,2020 | Updated: 01:15, Jul 03,2020


Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder and trustee Zafrullah Chowdhury visits CPB leader Haidar Akbar Khan Rano, who is undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital after contracting coronavirus, on Thursday. — New Age photo

Physicians found three types of infection in the lung of Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder and trustee Zafrullah Chowdhury on Thursday.

The freedom fighter physician Zafrullah is undergoing treatment at Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital with pneumonia.

Zafrullah had a CT scan of the lung at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday morning. The CT scan detected Multiple Lung Abscess, Gonoshasthaya said in a statement posted on its official Facebook page.

It also said that he was improving gradually.

His doctor former Brigadier General Mamun Mostafi said that he was given antibiotic. He has been suffering from pneumonia for over a week.

Zafrullah met Communist Party of Bangladesh presidium member Haider Akbar Khan Rano at DMCH in the morning.

Zafrullah inquired about Rano’s health as he was tested positive for COVID-19 and assured that he was ready for any help for Rano’s better treatment.

Doctors said that Zafrullah had been suffering from kidney diseases for long as he needed three dialyses in every week.

On May 24, Zafrullah tested positive for COVID-19 firstly in a Rapid Dot Blot kit test developed by Gonoshasthaya. He also tested positive again in PCR test.

On June 4, Zafrullah’s health condition deteriorated suddenly for respiratory problems due to COVID-19.

After 20 days, on June 13, Zafrullah tested negative for COVID-19 but he had been suffering from pneumonia since June 16, a day after he went to pay his last tribute to Awami League leader Mohammad Nasim.

Gonoshasthaya requested people to pray for him.

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