Four die of dengue, 634 new patients hospitalised in 24hrs
Published : Thursday, 12 September, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 621
Four people infected with dengue died in Jashore, Barishal and Khulna districts while 634 people have been hopsitalised across the country in the last 24 hours ending at 8:00am on Wednesday.
In Jashore, the deceased are Jahida Begum, 44, wife of Quader of Hanua village, and Jahanara Begum, 35, of Manshimnagar village in Manirampur upazila. Both were hospitalised with dengue on September 9.
Dr Arif Ahmed, medical officer of Jessore General Hospital, said they advised Jahida's relatives to shift her to Dhaka as her condition deteriorated.
But she could not be moved because of her critical condition and she died around 6:25am, he said.
Dr Abdur Rahim, supervisor of the hospital, said Jahanara lost battle to dengue around 4:00am. With this, six people have so far died of dengue in the district since January, he said.
In Barishal, Jihad, a student of class VII at Adarsha High School, was admitted to Sher-e Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH)
around 10:00pm yesterday with dengue fever and died around 1:30pm on Wednesday, Dr Bakir Hossain, Director of the hospital, said.
The patient was sent to the SBMCH from local health complex in critical condition last night, Dr Bakir said.
Basudev Kumar Das, Deputy Director of Barishal Divisional Office of Health Directorate, said that 67 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different public and private hospitals in six districts of Barishal Division.
In Khulna, Rahima Begum, a resident of Satkhira's Tala Upazila, passed away at Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) around 11:30pm last night, reports UNB.
Dr Sailendranath Biswas, Resident Medical Officer of the KMCH, said Rahima was hospitalised on Monday with dengue.
So far, 11 people have died of dengue in the district.
Bangladesh has been fighting an uphill battle against the mosquito-borne disease this year. Since January, 77,983 people have been hospitalised with dengue. Of them, 74,714 made full recovery.
During this period, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) received information about 197 dengue-related deaths.
So far, it has reviewed 101 cases and confirmed 60 dengue deaths.