A RT-PCR test also found Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK) founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury negative for coronavirus, but he is still suffering from pneumonia.
“Sir received the RT-PCR Covod-19 test report today (Monday), and the result was negative,” GK Public Relations Officer Forhad Hossain told UNB. Earlier on Saturday, Zafrullah underwent a test with an antigen kit developed by the GK and got the same results.
Forhad said the GK founder’s physical condition is now stable and he is feeling better than before without artificial oxygen support.
“Doctors said he (Zafrullah) is now safe from corona infection, but he is still suffering from pneumonia -related problems,” the GK PRO said. Zafrullah has been receiving treatment at Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital in the city’s Dhanmondi area.
Forhad said Zafrullah’s wife Shirin Huq and son Barish Hasan Chowdhury, who were also diagnosed with coronavirus, are now doing well, and they are receiving treatment at home.
Zafrullah, also a freedom fighter, underwent coronavirus testing with the kit developed by Gonoshasthaya which found him to be Covid-19 positive on May 25.
Four days later, a RT-PCR test at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) also found him positive for novel coronavirus. He was given plasma therapy thrice to help strengthen his immune system in bid to beat the deadly virus.