There is a rise in cold relate diseases with the continuous fall of mercury for the past several days in Sylhet region. The diseases may spread further with the apprehension of fresh fall in temperature with the rains, the sources informed.
Himangshu Lal Ray, Deputy Director of Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital informed a total of 10-15 children and 5-8 adults are admitted to the hospital with cold related diseases every day. However, the number of new patients will increase if the chilly weather continues for several days more, he added.
In upazila level, patients with cold related problems are taking primary treatment on daily basis informed different upazila health complexes. Most of these patients are affected with reparatory infection and diarrhea. Earlier, on last week at least five elders died in Moulvibazar district due to cold related complications.
When asked about the reasons behind the rise in cold related diseases, Dr Shibbir Ahmed Shuhel said, due to the continuous fluctuating weather children and elders are being affected the most. Only sincerity can help us to protect the children and adults from these diseases.