In Bangladesh, 554 doctors are infected with corona

In Bangladesh, 554 doctors are infected with corona

The number doctors infected by coronavirus reached 554 on Sunday, said Bangladesh Doctors Foundation (BDF), a forum of physicians.

“Among the total infected physicians 398 are from Dhaka division alone. Of them, 238 are from government hospitals and 138 from private hospitals,” said Nirupam Das, the chief administrator of the foundation.

Of the total number of infected doctors, 363 work at government hospitals, 141 are affiliated with private hospitals and 53 physicians are shown in other category in the BDF data.

Meanwhile, 61 doctors were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Mymensingh division while 14 in Chattogram, 29 in Khulna, 10 in Barishal, six in Sylhet and eight in Rangpur division.

Twenty doctors have so far recovered, BDF said.

Dr Nirupam said doctors should be careful while disposing the personal safety gears to be safe from the virus.

Bangladesh has so far confirmed 9,455 coronavirus cases and 177 deaths.