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Bangladesh loses another physician to coronavirus infection

Published on: 8:47 pm - Saturday | July 4, 2020

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Professor KM Muntakim Chowdhury, former head of the physiology department of Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital, died of COVID-19 at around 11:25am on Saturday. He was 72.

Professor KM Muntakim was taking treatment at Rashmono Specialised Hospital in Dhaka. His death was confirmed by his son Muntajim Chowdhury through a Facebook post.

He was the owner of KG Hospital in Old Dhaka.

Professor KM Muntakim Chowdhury was scheduled to be buried at Azimpur Graveyard after Magreb prayers on Saturday.

Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) expressed deep shock at the death of its lifelong member.

With Professor Muntakim’s death, the death toll of doctors from the novel coronavirus infections in Bangladesh reached 61, said BMA sources.

Until Saturday, 54 doctors and 11 nurses and medical service providers died of COVID-19, BMA secretary general Dr Ehteshamul Huque Chowdhury said.

Renowned physicians of the country like former Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital medicine department head professor MA Wahab, Al Raji Hospital director professor Md Ruhul Amin , former Chittagong Medical College ENT head Lalit Kuma Datta, Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons president and BMSSU professor SAM Golam Kibria, Square Hospital ICU head Mirza Nazim Uddin, Ibn Sina radiology department head freedom fighter Abul Mokarim Md Mohsin Uddin, Ibrahim Medical College microbiology professor Mohammad Mohiuddin, Impulse Hospital Limited director Jalilur Rahman Khan, former University of Science and Technology vice-chancellor and surgery professor M Rezaul Karim and former Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College director and professor of medicine AKM Mujibur Rahman died of COVID-19.

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