The construction of 2,000-bed field hospital dedicated to treat the novel coronavirus infected patients at the International Convention City Bashundhara, Dhaka is completed
The construction of 2,000-bed field hospital dedicated to treat the novel coronavirus infected patients at the International Convention City Bashundhara, Dhaka is completedDipu Malakar

Health minister Zahid Maleque is scheduled to inaugurate a 2,000-bed field hospital dedicated to treat the novel coronavirus infected patients at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital on Sunday, reports UNB.

The specialised hospital will be inaugurated at noon, said a health and family welfare ministry press release.

Earlier on 9 April, the health minister informed about the decision of setting up a 2,000-bed isolation unit at ICCB.

While visiting the Isolation Unit at ICCB on 29 April, he also informed that more than 20,000 coronavirus isolation beds were ready across the country.

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He said 1300 beds at the DNCC Market and 1200 at Uttara Diabari are now fully ready. Besides, 601 more institutions in districts and upazilas, including the capital, are ready for use as coronavirus isolation centres.

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In total, over 20,000 isolation beds have now been set up in the country to deal with, the minister added.

The coronavirus situation has been worsening as Bangladesh continues to report hundreds of new cases for the last few days.

The highest number -- 1,202 -- was reported on Friday. On Saturday, the number of new cases was 930. The country has so far reported 20,995 coronavirus cases and 314 deaths.