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Dengue claims 3 more lives in Madaripur, Dhaka, Shariatpur

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File photo: Dengue patients receive treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Unofficial death toll stands over 111 so far

Three more people have died of dengue in Dhaka, Madaripur, and Shariatpur districts.

In Dhaka, a man died from dengue at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) around 1am on Sunday.

The deceased is Fazlur Rahman, 55, a resident of Gopalganj. He resided in the capital's Banasree area.

Al Fayed Nobel, nephew of the deceased, said: "My uncle was admitted to DMCH on August 23, after he was diagnosed with dengue infection. 

"He died in the hospital while undergoing treatment at the Medicine Department," Fayed added. 

In Madaripur, a woman died of dengue around 10pm on August 24 on her way to Dhaka from Shibchar Upazila Health Complex.

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The deceased is Sumi Akter, 30, wife of Anwar Fakir, a resident of Kanthalbari Ghat in Shibchar.

Dr Abdul Mokaddes, the upazila family planning officer, confirmed the news of death on Sunday.

He said Sumi was admitted to Shibchar Upazila Health Complex on August 20.

As her condition deteriorated on August 24 evening, she was referred to Dhaka for better treatment, Mokaddes said.

With the latest casualty, the death toll increased to eight in the district, he said. 

Some 24 dengue patients were still undergoing treatment at the upazila health complex, Mokaddes added.

In Shariatpur, a university student died from dengue at  Goshairhat Upazila Health Complex on Sunday.

The deceased was  Dadon Hossain Mridha, a 21-year-old first year honours student at Shamsur Rahman University College.

Dadon was admitted to the upazila health complex on August 23. He was referred to Sadar Hospital in the district on Sunday, but was forced to wait at the health complex for three hours as there were no ambulances.

Although a car was rented to take Dadon to the hospital, he died on route.

Shariatpur Civil Surgeon Dr Khalilur Rahman confirmed the incident.

Dengue situation in Bangladesh 

Health Emergency Operations Centre and Control Room at Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said as many as 62,217 dengue patients were hospitalized across Bangladesh since January 1 to 8am on August 24. 

A total of 47 patients died from dengue from January 1 till August 24, according to the DGHS data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 111, so far.