The district administration of Bagerhat yesterday launched a service to provide oxygen cylinders to homes of patients with severe Covid-19 infection.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Muhammad Azizur Rahman inaugurated the operations of the service from the premises of Bagerhat Puratan Court Mosque.
The hotline number for the service is 018 8630 5309.
Bagerhat Civil Surgeon KM Humayun Kabir hoped that the initiative will meet the needs of critical Covid patients who are taking treatment at home.
Bagerhat DC Mohammad Azizur Rahman said the delivery of oxygen-filled cylinders to patients’ homes is undoubtedly a praiseworthy initiative of Sheikh Tonmoy, member of parliament from Bagerhat-2 constituency.
“We look forward to seeing a successful implementation of this initiative. People of Bagerhat will not die due to oxygen shortage — thanks to this initiative,” he also said.
Sardar Nasir Uddin, chairman of Bagerhat Sadar Upazila Parishad, said Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists in the district of Bagerhat have been given training for the purpose.
Mohammad Moniruzzaman, president of BCL’s Bagerhat district unit, said, the BCL activists were prepared to deliver oxygen cylinders to homes of severe Covid patients.