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Another female doctor dies of dengue

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 12 August, 2023 12:00 AM
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Another female doctor dies of dengue

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A female physician of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) died of the deadly dengue fever early on Friday.

Sharifa Binte Aziz Ankhi, 27, breathed her last while undergoing treatment in the hospital at around 5:00am, DMCH Director Brig Gen Md Nazmul Haque told newsmen.

She was admitted to DMCH and taken to the ICU as her condition worsened on Thursday.

Sharifa, a student of FCPS Part II in DMCH, was working as an on-duty doctor in the medicine department. She worked in the dengue unit as well, the hospital sources said.

She obtained an MBBS degree from Rangpur Medical College. She was born in Joypara village in Dohar upazila of Dhaka district.

The Directorate General of Health Services expressed deep shock at the death of the doctor.

Earlier on August 8, another female doctor, Almina Dewan Mishu, 32, died of the fatal mosquito-borne disease while receiving treatment at DMCH.

SM Nazia Sultana, senior assistant secretary (WTO Wing) of the Ministry of Commerce, died from the disease at a hospital in the capital on July 25.

In another development, a female teacher of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College Morsheda Begum died from the deadly disease while undergoing treatment at Insaf Barakah Kidney & General Hospital at Moghbazar on Friday.