BSMMU launches burn unit as firebomb attacks continue
15 February 2015, Nirapad News: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Vice Chancellor Prof Pran Gopal Datta inaugurated the unit on Sunday. The unit was launched with 10 beds. The number of beds would go up when the number of patients increased, the VC said.
The burnt patients would get free treatment from a team of specialists and trained nurses, he said.
More than 50 people have been burnt alive in petrol bomb attacks across the country during an indefinite transport blockade called by BNP on Jan 5. Hundreds of others with burn injuries are undergoing treatment in hospitals. Doctors in the institutes of burn and plastic surgery in medical colleges are struggling to treat the huge number of burnt patients.
Over a hundred people, burnt in such attacks on vehicles, have been admitted to the Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital so far.
At dawn on Sunday, blockaders hurled a petrol bomb on a truck in Chittagong burning the assistant of the driver.
Sir Salimullah Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka and two hospitals in Narayanganj launched burn units in the past month.