Telemedicine service is available for many years now. But coronavirus or COVID-19 situation has increased its necessity many folds. Bangladeshi Doctors are providing telemedicine service for patients with corona like symptoms or general non-emergency cases. Patients are encouraged not to attend the hospital for mild symptoms. As hospitals and clinics are potential sources for the outbreaking coronavirus. IDECR has published some hotline numbers also. Recently a Facebook group run by some renowned child specialists came into limelight for providing easy access to specialist care. Here is a list of doctors’ mobile number for consultation. Although I doubt the credibility of this kind of publicity. Most private hospitals outdoor and private chamber service are now closed to refrain coronavirus spread.
Mobile numbers of All Upazilla Health Complex
Upazilla Health Complex is the primary centre for all kinds of emergency and medical care. Last night while I was on duty in Manirampur Upazilla Health Complex, I got a call from 999 at 3 am. Someone needed an Ambulance and he called 999 services. They contacted through the official mobile phone number of our Upazila health complex.
DGHS Mobile Phone Health Service
Go to this link and select your district. You will get the official mobile phone number of all the Upazila health complex.
Banglalink Toll-free Coronavirus Hotline Numbers
This is for all Banglalink customers toll-free access to corona virus-related cases. These numbers belong to IEDCR. In cases of suspected coronavirus symptoms or for any queries related to it, suspectors can dial 01401-184551, 01401-184554, 01401-184555, 01401-184556, 01401-184559, 01401-184560, 01401-184563, 01401-184568, 01937-000011, 01937-110011, 01927-711784 and 01927-711785 for free from any Banglalink number and receive necessary suggestions from the representatives of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) until further notice.
IEDCR Hot Line: 10655
Grameenphone users can call for free at 16263 and 333
Teletalk Toll-Free Numbers
Child Corona Awareness-Bangladesh Facebook Group By Child Specialists
This Facebook group is the brainchild of Renowned Child Specialist and Media Person Dr. Abu Sayeed Shimul. If you are a parent seeking specialist help or child specialist who want to give advice, you can join in here. The group is strictly maintained by the Moderator. Nonmedical persons are restrained from giving advice.
Phone Numbers for Coronavirus Tests
Bangladesh currently running 17 labs for coronavirus tests to detect the infection, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) data. Among the labs, nine are located in Dhaka and eight in different districts across the country. People can give samples by contacting the lab authorities and staying in their area for coronavirus tests.
In Dhaka, the test can be done at:
The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR)
Contact no: 02-9898796
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)
Contact no: 09666-771100
Institute of Public Health Nutrition, Mohakhali
Contact no: 02-8821361
Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF) in Dhaka
Contact No: 02-48110117
Institute for Developing Science and Health Initiatives (ideSHi) in Dhaka
Contact No: 01793-163304
Dhaka’s National Institute of Laboratory Medicine and Referral Center
Contact no: 02-913917
The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP)
Contact No: 01769-015516
Dhaka Medical College and Hospital
Contact No: 02-55165088
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU)
Contact No: 01866-637481
Eight labs have been set outside of Dhaka:
Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases in Chattogram
Contact No: 031-2780426
Rangpur Medica College and Hospital
Contact No: 01521-63388
Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital
Contact No: 01721-772150
Mymensingh Medical College
Contact No: 091-66063
Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College
Contact No: 0821-713667
Khulna Medical College and Hospital
Contact No: 041-760350
Barishal’s Sher-e-Bangla Medical College (SBMC)
Contact No: 0431-2173547
Cox’s Bazar Medical College and Hospital
Contact No: 01821-431144
Awami league Doctors Hotline for various Specialist
Bangladesh Awami League has published hotline numbers of various disciplines. You can call them from anywhere in Bangladesh.
More Phone Numbers
Hot Line Mobile Numbers for Jashore District
Jashore Civil Surgeon office has published these numbers for general people. These are the numbers of medical officers of various Upazila health complex.
Rajshahi Medical College Hotline Numbers
Rajshahi Medical College is the largest facility-based hospital in north Bengal. The authority has published these numbers.
That’s All for now. I will update this post as necessary. And My Phone number 01515-693064, for any kind of child-related query call me.