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22 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Dengue outbreak

3 more die

Staff Reporter, Dhaka

Three more patients died of dengue in the capital yesterday, taking the official death toll to 47. Meanwhile, hospitals across the country admitted a large number of dengue patients yesterday. A total of 1,626 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in the last 24 hours across the country. With the latest fatalities, the official death toll rose to 47, which is much lower than the unofficial tally of at least 103 deaths this year. According to unofficial figures, at least 68 people have died of dengue this month (till August 21).  Of the new cases in the past 24 hours, a total of 711 patients had been hospitalised in Dhaka, whereas 915 patients had been admitted outside Dhaka. According to the

Directorate-General of Health Services (DGHS), the number of recorded cases in the first eight months of this year has hit 57,995.

Among the dengue victims was a teenager, Shahmun Siraj, 13, a student of class seven, son of Mamun Siraj from Uttara in the city. He died at the Apollo Hospital’s Intensive care unit (ICU) yesterday. He was admitted to the hospital on August 18.  

The second deceased, Khadiza Akhter Nina, 27, was from the Gendaria area of the city. She died at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) yesterday. Besides dengue, she was suffering from various other complications.

The third victim was Rohan Roni, 33, from the Jatrabari area. He died at the ICU of BIRDEM General Hospital yesterday. Rohan had been admitted to a hospital nearby. After his condition deteriorated, he was shifted to the BIRDEM hospital three days back.  

A total of 51,670 patients have already been released from hospitals. This means, 90 per cent of the hospitalised dengue patients have gone home after treatment.  

The number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals combined is 6,278, according to the DGHS data.  

As many as 2,918 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in the capital, whereas a total of 3,314 patients are undergoing treatment outside the capital, the data added.

According to a press release sent by the DGHS, admission of fresh dengue patients decreased by 2 per cent in Dhaka’s hospitals while the number dropped by 5 per cent in the hospitals outsides Dhaka.     

“We’ve received a record number of dengue patients from across the country so far. This month the number of dengue cases is much higher than that of last month,” said Dr Ayesha Akhter, in-charge of the disease control room, at the Directorate of Health. She also said the health department had taken several initiatives to control the situation. “If the initiatives taken by the DGHS work properly, the number of dengue patients will hopefully decrease soon,” she added.

Ayesha said following a review of 80 cases of death, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) confirmed a total of 47 deaths due to dengue.

This year’s pre-monsoon rainfall has caused an increase in the number of dengue patients compared to last year’s.

Prof. Sania Tahmina, director (disease control unit) at the DGHS, said: “The number of dengue patients is decreasing gradually. Hopefully, the number of cases won’t increase further.”

 

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