There have been plenty of reports on patients being denied treatment for multiple diseases in various hospitals across the country, especially if they displayed any of the symptoms of coronavirus. Due to this, many critical patients have passed away while their families desperately tried to get them admitted. I have also read about incidents where after the demise of these patients, it was proven through medical reports that they were actually Covid-19 negative! I was relieved to learn recently that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has directed all public and private hospitals with 50 beds and more to ensure healthcare service for Covid and non-Covid patients in separate arrangements. Such a directive was needed urgently as more citizens are falling victim to this deadly virus. I would like to thank the authorities for this. Hopefully now the citizens of our country can avail treatment with ease.
Zeenat Siddiqi, Dhaka