70 people have received treatment at the “Fever Clinic” set up by the BSMMU for treating patients with fever, cold, sneeze and cough
The laboratory set up to test the novel coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) tested 18 samples on its first day on Thursday.
The results of the tests will be sent to the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR), said a press release from the BSMMU .
Meanwhile, 70 people have received treatment at the "Fever Clinic" set up by the BSMMU for treating patients with fever, cold, sneeze and cough.
Nine of these 70 people have been tested for the novel coronavirus. Samples of nine other patients have been collected from other hospitals and organisations to test for Covid-19 at the BSMMU.
According to the press release, all the outdoor departments at the medical university will remain open from 8:30am to 2:30pm every day except Fridays to provide treatment.
Besides, the BSMMU has launched helpline numbers to provide service to patients. People can call different departments like medicine (01406-426437, 01406-426438), surgery (01406-426439), ear, nose and throat (01406-426440), disease of the chest (01406-426441), obstetrics and gynaecology (01406-426442), paediatrics (01984-519525, 01951-820843) between 8:30am-2:00pm, said the press release.