Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Dengue rings alarm

279 new patients hospitalised

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 8 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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Dengue rings alarm
A man carrying his daughter suffering from dengue fever to get admitted at Mugda General Hospital in the capital on Wednesday while her mother holds a saline bag attached to her hand. Inset, two nurses treat a child suffering from dengue fever at the hospital. A large number of admitted patients at the dengue ward of the hospital are from Manda, Mugda and Basabo areas. — Md Nasir Uddin

The dengue situation is getting worse in the country as the number of new patients has crossed 200 for the last five days.

Some 1,495 dengue patients were hospitalised and 10 die in the country in seven days of this month while 3,521 patients were hospitalised and 11 died in August.

A total of 279 new dengue patients were admitted to hospitals in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

However, no death was reported during the period.

Earlier, 284 dengue patients were hospitalised on Tuesday, 208 on Monday, 213 on Sunday while 245 patients were reported on Saturday.

At present, out of 279 patients, 196 are admitted to different public and private hospitals in the capital while the remaining 83 are hospitalised outside Dhaka, the DGHS said.

The DGHS said a total of 7,676 dengue patients have been admitted to hospitals and 31 patients died this year while 1,571 patients were hospitalised in July and nine deaths were reported during the time.

Some 737 people infected with dengue fever were hospitalised in June, 163 in May, 23 in April, 20 in March while 20 in February and 126 in January.

The DGHS data further said a total of 889 dengue patients are now undergoing treatment across the country. Of them, 706 patients are in the hospitals of Dhaka city.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said there is no specific treatment for dengue or severe dengue.

The DGHS asked people to contact with registered doctors immediately after feeling any symptoms of the mosquito –borne disease.