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Dengue cases see alarming rise


 
Published : 18 Oct 2022 09:09 PM | Updated : 18 Oct 2022 11:01 PM

The number of dengue patients is increasing at an alarming rate across the country. 

So far this year, 45 people of different ages have died due to dengue. The 27 wards of the two city corporations of the capital are most at risk. 

On Tuesday (October 18) in charge of Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room Dr. Md. Zahidul Islam revealed the information in the dengue report.

The number of people affected by Aedes mosquito-borne disease dengue fever is increasing in the country. Death is also increasing. In the last 24 hours, a record 900 people were admitted to hospital due to this fever. With this, the number of dengue patients admitted to hospitals across the country increased to 3,227. At the same time, three people died due to dengue. It is the maximum in one day.

 The regular dengue report of the Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room of the Department of Health reported the situation around the country. It is said that 523 of those newly admitted to hospital due to dengue are residents of Dhaka. In the last 24 hours, 857 more people were admitted to hospital due to dengue fever.  In total, the number of dengue patients admitted in different hospitals of the country has reached 3 thousand 4 people. With this, the number of dengue deaths this year has reached 96. 48 sites in 40 wards of DNCC and 62 sites in 58 wards of DSCC with a total of 110 sites in 3 thousand 150 houses. The Department of Health conducted this study for 10 days through 21 teams. Each team surveys at least 15 sites. The results of the survey showed that in this survey conducted in 3 thousand 150 houses, 2 thousand 829 houses had negative sample test results, and 159 houses had positive dengue results. Of the total positive houses, 63 houses are located in DNCC and 96 houses are located in DSCC. As the pressure of dengue patients is increasing day by day, it has been decided to start a separate dengue unit in the hospitals. 

However, on Monday (October 17) at noon, the secretary of the health service department of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Anwar Hossain Howladar informed that there are no vacant seats in any hospital in the capital. Even then new patients are not being sent back. Even on the floor, I am giving them space and medical care. The secretary said that the use of mosquito nets should be made mandatory in every hospital. Even if the patient is not brought, the hospital should provide mosquito nets. 

Anwar Hossain also said that the city corporations have been asked to take measures for quick operations in the hotspots. Apart from this media focus, everyone has been asked to take a look at the participation, fast sewage system. According to the report, 523 of those newly admitted to the hospital due to dengue are residents of Dhaka. 332 people were admitted to hospital outside Dhaka. Currently 1 thousand 957 people are admitted in different hospitals of Dhaka. And 890 people are admitted in hospitals outside Dhaka. Since January this year, 25 thousand 181 people have been admitted to hospital due to dengue. Among them, 22 thousand 240 people have recovered and left the hospital.