Conditions of five wounded Bangladeshi passengers of the US-Bangla flight that crashed in Nepal on March 12 are gradually improving at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
"All the plane crash victims who were brought to Bangladesh are recovering from their injuries gradually," Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim told a press conference at the ministry meeting room at the Secretariat in the city, reports BSS.
He said the five are now undergoing treatment at Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit of DMCH under a medical team.
Dr Samanta Lal Sen, coordinator of the burn unit, said their condition is stable but they are yet to be out of danger.
Nasim urged the relatives and others not to crowd around the patients as authorities concerned will brief them on the patients' condition from time to time.
He said a medical team has been sent to Nepal at the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the team is now working there.
Health Services Division Secretary Md Serajul Huq Khan and Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Director General Professor Abul Kalam Azad were present among others.
Azad said two the Bangladeshi victims of the place crash are now in Singapore. Injured Dr Rezwan and Imran Kabir were taken to Singapore from Nepal on Saturday while another one named Yakub Ali was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Delhi.
Five others -- Shahreen Ahmed Mumu, 30, Mehedi Hasan Suman, 29, Syeda Qamrun Nahar Swarna, 22, Almun Nahar Annie, 22, and Rubayet, 32, were brought to DMCH, he said.
The DGHS director general said 17 of 26 Bangladeshis who died in the place crash were identified while nine others are to be identified through deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test.
The bodies will start arriving in Dhaka from tomorrow, he said.
Azad said US-Bangla Airlines authority is making the arrangement to bring the bodies home but the private airlines has no capacity to bring more than 15 bodies at a time.
The Bangladesh High Commission is trying its best to bring back the bodies within the quickest possible time, but the matter largely depends on Nepal, he said.