Woman succumbs to dengue at DMCH

Sun Online Desk

21st August, 2019 05:03:52 printer

Woman succumbs to dengue at DMCH

A woman died of dengue at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Khadiza Akhter Nila, 27, wife of Md Monir Hossain of Dayaganj in Gendaria of the capital.

Nila’s relatives said she was diagnosed with dengue during the recent Eid-ul-Azha and admitted to the DMCH on August 16 as her condition deteriorated.

Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost, said Nila who was undergoing treatment at the Medicine department of the hospital died on Tuesday evening.

Her body has been handed over to her family, he said.

The country has been grappling with its worst outbreak of dengue while Dhaka, the densely-populated megacity, is at the centre of the outbreak.

On Monday night and early Tuesday, three dengue patients died in Keraniganj of Dhaka, Faridpur and Shariatpur although there is a downtrend in fresh dengue cases across the country.

The government has so far confirmed the deaths of 40 people although unofficial estimates suggest the death toll is much higher.

The number of dengue patients was 1,615 on Monday, 1,706 on Sunday, 1,460 on Saturday, and 1,719 on Friday, according to the Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

There is no specific treatment for dengue or severe dengue, WHO says. But early detection and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates below 1 percent.