86pc dengue patients returned home after treatment


18th August, 2019 06:41:23 printer

86pc dengue patients returned home after treatment

Around 86 percent out of total 53,182 patients, who have been admitted to hospitals across the country, have returned home after recovery, said Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a meeting on Sunday.

Director General of DGHS Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad chaired the regular monitoring meeting of DGHS regarding the current dengue situation.

It was stated in the meeting that a total of 45,974 patients infected with the mosquito-borne disease have left hospitals so far.

According to a Health Crisis Management and Control Room of DGHS release issued today, a total of 1,706 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in the last 24 hours.

Among the 1706 patients, 734 were admitted in Dhaka while the other 972 were admitted to hospitals outside the city.

A total of 7,168 patients are currently under treatment in different hospitals and clinics across the country.

Among them, 3,668 patients are being treated at 40 different hospitals in the capital while the number of patients outside Dhaka is 3,500.

However, 40 people died from the disease this year since January last.