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22 September, 2019 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 22 September, 2019 01:44:07 AM

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Three more die of dengue

STAFF REPORTER, Dhaka

Three more patients, including a college student died of dengue in Kushtia, Mymensingh and Barishal district yesterday. Among the deceased, Tareq Ahmed, from Daulatpur Upazila, was a second-year student of Khalishakundi Degree College in Kushtia.

He died of dengue while being taken to the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) yesterday. He was diagnosed with the deadly disease on September 19, and admitted to a local hospital. As his condition deteriorated, he was being shifted to the RMCH. But he breathed his last on the way yesterday, said Rowshan Ara, civil surgeon of Kushtia.

The second deceased, Fatema Akhter, 65, from Islam Upazila of Jamalpur district, died of dengue at the Intensive Care Unit of the Maymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH) yesterday. She was admitted to the hospital on September 13. She was transferred to the ICU last Thursday as her condition worsened, where she died, said Lakkhinarayan, physician of MMCH. The third dengue-victim was identified as Parveen Begum, 35, wife of Fayjul Haque, from Banaripara Upazila of Barishal district. She died of dengue at the Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College.

Dr Bakir Hossain, director of the medical college, said Parveen had been diagnosed with dengue in last five days ago. Her condition deteriorated, as she had been admitted to the hospital very late.

“She was transferred to the hospital’s ICU on Friday, where she breathed her last,” he added.

Meanwhile, the number of dengue patients admitted to different hospitals across the country has decreased by 20 per cent compared to the previous day. A total of 408 dengue patients were admitted to various hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours, while the number of admissions on Friday was 508.

Of the fresh admissions, 135 were admitted to different Dhaka hospitals and 273 to hospitals outside the capital.

Meanwhile, a total of 81,942 patients have already been released after treatment, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room.

As of now, the number of recorded dengue patients has hit 84,397. Of them, at least 52,636 were hospitalised in August alone.

The number of dengue patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country is 2,252. In all, 917 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in the capital, whereas a total of 1,335 patients are undergoing treatment outside the capital.

The DGHS has so far analysed 116 out of 203 cases of death and confirmed 68 deaths to have been caused by the mosquito-borne disease.

 

 

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