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Diarrhoea Outbreak

Over 23,000 admitted to icddr,b in 20 days

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 22 April, 2022 12:00 AM
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Over 23,000 diarrhoea patients have been admitted to the icddr,b hospital in 20 days in the current month while the country’s diarrhoea situation has continued to improve for around a week. 

The hospital sources said the daily number of diarrhoea patients admitted to icddr,b hospital has remained below 1,100 for last nine days in a row.

Earlier in the current month, the daily number of diarrhea patients in the hospital was near 1,500 while it remains 300-400 usually. 

According to the icddr,b data, 555 diarrhoea patients were taken to the hospital from 12:00am to 3:00pm on Thursday while tt was 475 on Tuesday in the same time.

Some 803 diarrhoea patients were admitted to the icddr,b hospital on April 20; 934 on April 19; 1,039 on April 18; 988 on April 17; 1003 on April 16; 962 on April 15; 1058 on April 14; 1020 on April 13; and 1103 on April 12; 1154 on April 11; 1204 on April 10; 1296 on April 9; 1,375 on April 8; 1,382 on April 7; 1,370 on April 6; 1,379 on April 5; 1,383 on April 4; 1171 on April 3; 1274 on April 2; 1274 on April 1.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) sources said the diarrhoea situation had deteriorated in different districts, especially in Dhaka, as patients flooded  into many hospitals a week ago.