500 doctors infected with COVID-19 till 30 April 2020, Bangladesh Doctors’ Foundation says

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With the number of COVID-19 deaths and infections rising in the country, the number of doctors infected with the virus is also going up fast.

At least 500 doctors have been infected with COVID-19 so far, Dr. Nirupam Das, Chief Administrator of Bangladesh Doctors’ Foundation said on Thursday, 30 April 2020.

 

Lack or poor quality of personal protective equipment (PPEs), community transmission, and the tendency of some patients to hide their disease history and symptoms are to be blamed for this, he said.-

Besides infection, some 600-700 doctors are also at home or institutional quarantine, he added.

 

Earlier on Tuesday, 28 April 2020, Bangladesh Doctors Foundation disclosed that at least 2 doctors are getting infected every hour on average while fighting against the novel coronavirus at both government and private hospitals across Bangladesh.

 

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