Praava phlebotomists were trained by IEDCR to support the government’s efforts in home sample collection for COVID-19 screenings, and we are proud to be serving Bangladesh by providing home sample collections during the time of this global pandemic. Indeed, the innovation of home sample collection for COVID-19 testing is one that is not even available in many advanced countries across the globe.
If you think you need to be tested, directly contact the government lab IEDCR at 01937000011, 01937110011, 01927711784, 01927711785 or Dhaka Shishu Hospital at 880-2-9128308, (PABX) 9104211 – 9104220, 9117512. Government-approved hospitals for suspected coronavirus patients are Kuwait Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospital (Uttara, Dhaka), Bangladesh Railway General Hospital (Kamlapur, Dhaka), Dhaka Mahanagar General Hospital (Motijheel, Dhaka), Mirpur Maternity Hospital (Mirpur, Dhaka), Kamrangirchar 31 Bed Hospital (Lalbagh, Dhaka), Aminbazar 20-bed Hospital (Savar), Jinjira 20-bed Hospital (Keraniganj), Sajida Foundation Hospital (Jurayn, Dhaka), Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Sheikh Rasel Gastro Liver Institute & Hospital (Mohakhali, Dhaka), and National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital (NIDCH).
To avoid coronavirus, wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Practice social distancing, which is deliberately increasing the physical space between you and others to avoid contracting or spreading illness. Staying at least 3 feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19.