The healthcare system which is stretched during normal times is on the verge of collapse due to the massive inﬂow of COVID-19 patients. Testing labs in Chattogram and Sylhet, two of Bangladesh’s largest metropolitan city aside from the capital are unable to process the large number of COVID-19 test samples. Stories of patients being turned away by hospitals due to a lack of beds has ﬂooded local newspapers and TV channels.
SAJIDA Foundation is launching the following four-tier model to serve these patients:
• TIER 1: Community Awareness and Mask Distribution
• TIER 2: Home Isolation Management Through Telemedicine and Community Support Groups
• TIER 3: Isolation Centre Equipped with Oxygen Management and Semi Critical Units for Mild to Moderate Patients
• TIER 4: Severe to Critical Patient Care in Hospital