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DMCH: New unit to be opened if dengue patients increase

  • Published at 07:48 pm July 31st, 2019
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At least 652 dengue patients were admitted in the hospital on Wednesday

Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) has said, a unit will be opened in Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn And Plastic Surgery if the number of dengue patients increase.

“Our doctors will treat the dengue patients in that unit,” said DMCH’s Director, Brigadier General Dr A K M Nasir Uddin, in a conference at DMCH on Wednesday afternoon.

Dr Nasir said: “To serve the dengue patient, the Health Ministry has already ordered all doctors, nurses, and employees not to take day-offs or a leave from work place.”

“We are giving free treatment to the ones who are critical, and not admitting the ones who can be cured at home,” he added. 

The hospital director said: “Most of the dengue patients are children, and we will clear up the temporary Ansar habitat in old DMCH building for them.”

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“Our hospital has enough medicine to fight dengue,” he added.

According to DMCH statistics, three dengue patients were admitted in January, no patient in February, four patients in March, three more in April, and eight were admitted in May.

In June the number increased to 135, among which 134 left after treatment, and in July 1,581 out of 2,242 received treatments.

In total there were 2395 patients, among whom 1,733 received treatment, and 10 died.

On Wednesday, 652 dengue patients were admitted in the hospital.