Dengue situation may worsen

835 cases detected this month

Staff Correspondent

19 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A total of 835 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 18 days this month.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 835 dengue patients were hospitalized in July, 272 in June, 43 in May, three in April, 13 in March, nine in February and 32 in January.

It said 68 new patients were hospitalised in the capital and no patient was from outside the city in the last 24 hours till 8am on Sunday.

A total of 322 patients diagnosed with dengue are now receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka while four outside the city, it said.

However, two death caused by dengue virus has been reported in hospitals, the DGHS added.

The unofficial sources from different hospitals said at least three people who were infected with dengue died in the capital in the current year. 

A total of 1,207 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country including in Dhaka city since January until July 18 this year.

Meanwhile, speaking health bulletin of the DGHS, its spokesperson Dr Md Nazmul Islam on Sunday said the experts feared that if the dengue vector is not controlled by the authorities concerned, dengue situation may worsen in the country.

“If the number of dengue patients increases, it will be challenging to tackle it during the worsening coronavirus situation in the country,” he added.

Advising people to test dengue, if any symptom arises in a bid to take immediate treatment to save life,

Dr Nazmul Islam also advised people to consult the doctors of health directorate for online medical service, if necessary or to consult any registered doctor.