Sunday, 14 August, 2022

Dengue fear creeping in

33 hospitalised in 24 hrs

A total of 33 dengue patients were hospitalised in the capital in 24 hours until Thursday morning, raising the concern over the increase in dengue cases during the rainy season.  

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), a total of 33 people were diagnosed with the disease during the time while no death was reported.

All the dengue patients were admitted to 47 government and private hospitals in the capital. A total of 128 dengue patients are now undergoing treatment across the country. Of them, 122 have been admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka city, according to the DGHS data.

A total of 1089 dengue patients have been hospitalised and one died of the disease in the current year.

Health experts warned that though the dengue situation was under control in the previous year, it may take a serious turn this year.

They also suggested the city corporations should take extensive measures immediately to control the Aedes mosquitoes in a bid to prevent the dengue disease.