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Quader urges all to come forward to prevent dengue

  • Published at 02:01 pm July 26th, 2019
10.10.2018 Focus Bangla, Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader speaks at a press confererence
File photo of Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader addressing a press briefing at the party president's office in Dhanmondi, Dhaka Focus Bangla

A record number of dengue cases have been reported across the country this year

Amid growing concern on the outbreak of Dengue fever, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has urged all to build up a social movement to prevent the viral fever from spreading further.

"There is no way to ignore the outburst of dengue and the party is really concerned about its prevention, he said.

"Aedes mosquitoes will not bite us based on our affiliation with political parties. So everyone should come forward to prevent this dangerous disease," Quader said in a press conference held at Awami League president's political office in Dhanmondi, on Friday.

Quader said concerned authorities like city corporations, ministry and others should work together to prevent dengue.

"Dengue fever is not a local phenomenon and several other countries like China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Philippine are also suffering from it," he added.

Meanwhile, A record number of dengue cases have been reported across the country this year, with 9,256 patients recorded until Thursday since January 1, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Eight of the patients have lost their lives between April and July 25, according to latest DGHS control room data. However, unofficially the death toll stands at 27.

However, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon on Thursday claimed that mass media was exaggerating the number of dengue patients and spreading rumours.

LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam said the outbreak is under control.