Due to lack of high flow nozzle cannula, seven corona patients admitted in the ICU unit of Bogra Mohammad Ali Hospital died due to respiratory problems. They died just 13 hours apart till 9am on Friday.
Of their total seven ICU beds, two are operational. The remaining six beds have not yet been fitted with high flow nozzle canola. Due to this, despite having a central oxygen system in this hospital, the patients with high respiratory distress are not able to receive the necessary oxygen. This matter was informed to the health department several days ago. But no solution is given.
Overcrowding of corona patients was seen at Bogra's Mohammad Ali Hospital on Friday. Azizul Haque (64) of Gabtali Upazila was admitted there with breathing problems. As there are no beds available, he is being treated in the balcony. Azizul Haque (64) of Gabtali Upazila is in the same situation.
Regarding the death of so many patients in one day, the relatives of the patients complained that the patients died without getting enough oxygen support due to the shortage of high-flow nozzle canola, a high-level oxygen supply equipment. Currently, 20-25 more patients are under treatment in this hospital in critical condition.
Govt Muhammad Ali Hospital has only two high flow nozzle cannulas. Two more high flow nozzle cannulas were allocated but could not be commissioned. Hospital authorities are struggling to treat patients with inadequate equipment.
Meanwhile, six patients died in the corona ward of Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital in Bogra in the last 24 hours. The total number of patients who died of corona in two hospitals in 24 hours is 13.
The seven patients who died between 8 pm on Thursday and 9 am on Friday are Rabeya Begum (60) of Panchbibi Upazila of Joypurhat, Meera Begum (35) of Shibganj Upazila of Bogra, Ali Zahid (65) of Sultanganj Para of Bogra city, Abdul Matin Chowdhury (82) of Badalgachi Upazila of Naogaon. , Tuku Mandal (65) of Sariakandi Upazila, Abdul Hannan (65) of Shibganj Upazila and Lily Chowdhury (55) of Sirajganj Sadar.
One of the relatives of the deceased, named Abul Bashar, said that his uncle, who was infected with corona, was suffering from severe breathing problems. The level of oxygen in his body had dropped to 70. He has been struggling with shortness of breath since the night. He needed a high flow nozzle cannula to deliver high levels of oxygen. He went to the doctor-nurse for this. But the doctor on duty was not seen, the nurses did not care. Father died in front of his eyes as he woke up in the morning.
Another person, Enamul Haque, complained that her mother's oxygen level had dropped to 68. He was rushed across the hospital to provide oxygen through a high flow nozzle cannula. But the flow nozzle could not accommodate the canola.
It has been found that most of the Corona patients are suffering from breathing problems in Mohammad Ali Hospital.
Some relatives said that their patients need high flow nozzle cannula for high oxygen supply. But oxygen is being supplied to the patient through a normal mask.
Muhammad Ali Hospital supervisor ATM Nuruzzaman Acumin said that the doctors in charge have not informed him yet that someone has died due to high flow nozzle cannula. However, there is currently no capacity to supply oxygen to more than two patients at a time with high flow nasal cannulae.
But there is adequate oxygen supply. And application has been made to concerned authorities for high flow nozzle canola. They are likely to be available within the next week. He also said that now 15 liters of oxygen is being supplied through masks every minute.
Two high flow nozzle canolas have been lying in boxes for some time in this hospital. In this regard, the supervisor said, after receiving the allocation earlier, an attempt was made to launch it by calling a technician on his own initiative. But it could not be launched.
The matter has also been informed to the Health Department. Due to which a letter has been sent to the Directorate asking for a minimum of 25 high flow Nazal canolas. No response yet. A small number is likely to be available in the next week.