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Infected BD man in critical state in S'pore

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Staff Reporter :
One Bangladeshi expatriate worker in Singapore infected with coronavirus, is now in a very critical condition, said Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday.
The minister also said that medicine given to the patients is not responding now.
Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan conveyed the updates over telephone to his Bangladeshi counterpart Dr. Momen in the morning of the day.Dr. Momen told it journalists after attending a function in the capital. So far, five Bangladeshi citizens have so far been infected with coronavirus in Singapore, according to Singapore Health Ministry.
"Singapore government is doing their best to take care the Bangladeshi migrant worker with top-notch medical services," said the Foreign Minister.
He said that, before getting infected with the coronavirus, the 39-year-old Bangladeshi man had been suffering from respiratory and kidney problems. He has been in the intensive care unit ICU for the last 13 days.
The Singapore authorities do not want to make the patient's name public for maintaining his privacy, while shared it with Bangladesh Foreign Minister.
Singapore authorities remain very sensitive and supportive to the Bangladeshi community, Dr. Momen added.  
He also said that the Singapore government is bearing all the treatment costs for the infected Bangladeshi citizens who are undergoing treatment there.
The Foreign Minister also inquired about the further process if the Bangladeshi loses the battle for life and his family members subsequently seek his body back.
In reply, the Singapore Foreign Minister said that they will make the necessary arrangements over the matter.

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