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Child among two die of dengue

STAFF REPORTER, DHAKA WITH OUR CORRESPONDENT, Mymensingh
Child among two die of dengue

Two more, including a five-year-old child, died of dengue in Mymensingh and Pirojpur on Friday night.    

The number of dengue patients being admitted to hospitals across the country has shown a downward trend over the past few days.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) data, 1,179 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in the past 24 hours, from 8am on Friday till 8am on Saturday. Of these, 570 were in Dhaka and 609 outside.

The number of dengue cases recorded last Wednesday was 1,626, while it was 1,597 on Thursday and 1,446 on Friday.

The number of dengue cases went down to 1,179 yesterday (Saturday).  

Among the dengue victims was five-year-old Md Jarif, son of Md Arif Miah, from Shikarikanda area of Mymensingh.

Jarif was taken to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH) in a critical condition from a Gazipur hospital on Friday evening. Half-an- hour after admission to the hospital, the child died, said Dr AB Md Shamsuzzaman, assistant director of the MMCH.   

Jarif was admitted to a hospital in Gazipur as his parents stay there, but the hospital authorities advised them to shift him to a hospital with ICU facilities, said the assistant director. The child was then shifted to the MMCH.

The second dengue victim was Mamtaj Begum, 45, wife of Nazrul Islam, from Pirojpur district. She died while being taken to Dhaka from the Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) on Friday evening. Mamtaj was admitted to Pirojpur Sadar Hospital last week. She was referred to the SBMCH in a critical condition.  

However, the death toll from dengue continues to increase despite a fall in new cases across the country.

The government has confirmed 47 deaths, while unofficial estimates suggest a much higher figure. Around 62,217 people have been infected with the deadly disease across the country this year. Analysing various media reports and talking to government and private hospitals in the city, The Independent found the number of deaths to be 109 as of now. This month, till August 24, at least 74 people have died of dengue.

A total of 55,881 patients have already been released from hospitals. This means, around 90 per cent of the hospitalised dengue patients have gone home after treatment.

The number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals combined is 6,289, according to the DGHS data.

Dr Ayesha Akhter, in charge of the disease control room at the Directorate of Health, said: "We’ve received a record number of dengue patients from across the country so far. This month, the number of dengue cases is much higher than that of last month. The number of dengue patients admitted to hospitals across the country is decreasing gradually.”

She also said the health department had taken several initiatives to control the situation. “If the initiatives taken by the DGHS work properly, the number of dengue patients will hopefully decrease further,” she added.

Ayesha said following a review of 80 cases of death, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) confirmed a total of 47 deaths due to dengue.

This year’s pre-monsoon rain caused an increase in the number of dengue patients compared to last year.

Prof. Sania Tahmina, director (disease control unit) at the DGHS, said: “The number of dengue patients is decreasing gradually. Hopefully, the number of cases won’t increase.”

 

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