Two more dengue patients die, 1,626 more infected
Published : Thursday, 22 August, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 803
Two more dengue patients have died in the capital.
Of the two one is a woman who succumbed to the disease in Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and another unidentified man who died in Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital.
Khadiza Akhter Nila, 27, wife of Md Monir Hossain of Dayaganj in Gendaria of the capital, succumbed to the mosquito-borne disease at DMCH Tuesday evening, said Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost.
Nila's relatives said she was diagnosed with dengue during Eid-ul-Azha vacation and admitted to the DMCH on August 16 as her condition deteriorated where she died while undergoing treatment at the Medicine department.
The unidentified man who was admitted to Sir Salimullah Medical College and Milford Hospital lost his battle to dengue on Tuesday night, said hospital's Assistant Director Dr Abdur Rashid.
Of the new infections, 711 were recorded in Dhaka alone while 915 in other parts of the country.
Meanwhile, as many as 1, 626 dengue patients got admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours ending at 8:00 am on Wednesday, according to control room of the Director General of Health Services (DGHS).
Besides, about 6,278 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals and clinics across the country.
Among them, 3,360 patients are taking treatment in Dhaka division and 2,918 are hospitalised outside the capital, a release of Health Crisis Management and Control Room of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said on Wednesday.
A total of 57,995 patients got admitted to the different hospitals across the country since January this year. Of them, 51,670 patients have returned home after recovery, the DGHS said.
According to DGHS, 47 people have so far died of dengue. A woman died of dengue at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday.
The country has been grappling with its worst outbreak of dengue while Dhaka, the densely-populated megacity, is at the centre of the outbreak.
The deceased was identified as Khadiza Akhter Nila, 27, wife of Md Monir Hossain of Dayaganj in Gendaria of the capital.
Nila's relatives said she was diagnosed with dengue during the recent Eid-ul-Azha and admitted to the DMCH on August 16 as her condition deteriorated.
Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost, said Nila who was undergoing treatment at the medicine department of the hospital died on Tuesday evening.
On Monday night and early Tuesday, three dengue patients died in Keraniganj of Dhaka, Faridpur and Shariatpur although there is a downtrend in fresh dengue cases across the country.
The government has so far confirmed the deaths of 40 people although unofficial estimates suggest the death toll much higher.
The number of dengue patients was 1,615 on Monday, 1,706 on Sunday, 1,460 on Saturday, and 1,719 on Friday, according to the Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room of the Directorate General of Health Services.
There is no specific treatment for dengue or severe dengue, WHO says. But early detection and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates below 1 per cent.