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Effective steps should be taken to handle dengue

Published : Friday, 23 August, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 76

Dear Sir

A record number of patients have been admitted in many hospitals across the country. The country is now in dire straits with both the city corporations of the capital city failing to act effectively to revert this situation. The medicines that have been used so far to kill the Aedes mosquitoes in Dhaka have proven to be fruitless, with dozens of lives lost already.

While there is evidently a massive outbreak of panic, the authorities have failed to show the required level of concern that this state demands. The authorities need to own up to the situation and start taking serious measures. Holding press conferences, providing aerosol sprays, etc. are clearly not being sufficient to tackle the situation. More useful medicines should be brought in as the existing ones are failing to deliver desired results. Hospitals should be well-equipped to treat the rising number of dengue patients so that people do not have to lose their lives anymore.

Faysal Ahmed
Over email

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