In most cases, report of Covid-19 test takes a long time to reach the patients. And in some cases, the condition of the patients does not permit them to go to hospital or diagnostic center to give test samples. Zainul Haque Sikder Women’s Medical College and Hospital, a leading health facility of the country, has come up with a solution to the problems.
The hospital has launched a service under which its medical teams collect Covid-19 test sample at the place of the patients, and the hospital gives the test report within 3-4 hours of sample collection.
Anyone can register for the service online by visiting the website -- https://sikderhospital.net. The medical teams of the hospital collect the sample following all health guidelines. The service costs only Tk 3,700 and the cost goes down further to Tk 3,000 if anyone gives samples at the hospital.
ZH Sikder Medical also conducts Covid-19 test for outbound passengers by international-standard RT-PCR Lab at the government-fixed fees of Tk 2,500. The hospital provides the test report 24 hours before the departure of the passenger. The passenger, and airport and immigration authorities can check the report on the website of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The 100-bed ZH Sikder Medical at Dhanmodi in the capital boasts experienced doctors from home and abroad, nurses and state-of-the-art equipment. It has a separate unit for Covid-19 sample collection, an isolation ward, 20 CCU and ICU beds, a PCR Lab, over 25 ventilators, nebulizers, cardiac monitors, portable digital X-ray, CT scan, ECG, Echo and MRI machines, cabins and wards equipped with modern facilities.
ZH Sikder Medical is a top-ranking private health facility in the country. The authorities established ZH Sikder Women’s Medical College in 1992 to spread medical education among female students.
The second unit of the hospital was set up at Gulshan in the capital in 2000. Responding to the call of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the second unit has been fully equipped to offer full-range service to Covid-19 patients.
Anyone can visit the hospital’s website Sikder Hospital for more information.