Singapore Covid-19 Bangladeshi Patient In ICU Not Responding Well To Medication

There are currently 84 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Singapore, 5 of which are Bangladesh citizens.

One of the Bangladeshi patients is currently in critical condition, according to The Daily Star.

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This was announced by Bangladesh’s foreign minister Mr AK Abdul Momen, who received a telephone update from his Singaporean counterpart Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.

The Bangladeshi patient is kept under close watch in the ICU.

Bangladeshi independent newspaper The Daily Star reports that the patient already had underlying respiratory and kidney disease before contracting the virus.

This might be the reason why Covid-19 is affecting him so adversely.

The 39-year-old is currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where medical staff are monitoring his conditions closely.

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However, he apparently lacks response to medication in the past 13 days in the ICU.

The patient is currently in critical condition and hence require more attention.

Singapore taking extra measures to care for Bangladeshis in the country

In an Organization of Islamic Cooperation meeting at Dhaka, Mr Momen reassures that Singapore is “doing their best to take care of him with medical services of the highest level”, according to The Daily Star.

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Furthermore, the National Centre Of Infectious Disease (NCID) is treating 4 other Bangladeshi patients that caught the disease in Singapore.

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Additionally, The Ministry of Manpower is taking care of the Bangladeshi migrant workers by introducing more stringent policies in workplaces.

This includes suspending employers for not abiding by Leave Of Absence (LOA) policies.

Furthermore, employers are to take their temperature twice a day and remind workers to practice adequate hygiene.

Hopefully, we can at least look out for the Bangladeshi community in Singapore.

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We hope that Bangladeshi patient recovers soon

Despite this grim update of the patient’s condition, we firmly believe that he will recover under good care in the ICU.

We wish all patients a smooth road to recovery.

Featured image adapted from NCID.