Two more die of dengue, 408 hospitalised in 24 hrs
Published : Sunday, 22 September, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 153
Two people died of dengue in Mymensingh and Rajshahi while as many as 408 new dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning.
Our Mymensingh correspondent reported that a dengue-infected woman died at Mymensingh
Medical College Hospital early Saturday.
The deceased, Fatema Akhter, 65, died while undergoing treatment at the hospital, said Dr Laxmi Narayan Mazumder, deputy director of the hospital.
Fatema, a native of Jamalpur's Islampur upazila, was admitted to the hospital with fever on September 13.
"She was moved to the ICU as her condition deteriorated on September 19 and died early Saturday," Dr Narayan said, adding that eight patients have so far died of the disease at the hospital this year, he said.
In Kushtia, a college student diagnosed with dengue died on the way to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital early Saturday, reports our correspondent.
The dead was identified as Tarek, 18, son of Mahim Uddin of Shyamnagar village under Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia.
Kushtia Civil Surgeon Dr Rowshan Ara said Tarek, a student of Khalishakundi Degree College in Kushtia, was admitted to Mirpur Upazila Health Complex with dengue on Friday and shifted to Kushtia General Hospital as his condition deteriorated on Saturday morning.
The doctors of Kushtia Hospital referred him to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital and he died on way to the hospital at 11:00 am.
Meanwhile, among the 408 new dengue patients across the country, 135 were hospitalised in Dhaka while the rest in other parts of the country, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Currently 2,252 patients, including 917 in the capital, are being treated at hospitals, it said. Bangladesh has seen a massive outbreak of mosquito-borne disease dengue this year.
Since January, 84,397 people were hospitalised with dengue. Of them, 81,942 have made full recovery.
Since January, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) received information around 203 dengue-related deaths. It has so far reviewed 116 cases and confirmed 68 dengue deaths.