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Dengue outbreak: DSCC’s new zone gets 5 executive officials

  • Published at 05:12 pm August 19th, 2019
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File photo: Dengue patients receive treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Officials to play significant roles in dealing with dengue crisis

In the wake of the recent dengue outbreak and the increasing number of dengue patients, the government has appointed five executive officials to the newly added zone of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC).

The matter was disclosed in a letter signed by DSCC Chief Executive Officer Mostafizur Rahman on Monday.

The executive officers, who belong to the rank of deputy directors, have been tasked with the responsibility of dealing with the ongoing dengue crisis and maintaining administrative activities in the newly added DSCC zone, said Mostafizur Rahman.

The executive officers are Zahid Hossain Siddique, Md Shahidur Alam, Mohammad Ashraful Alam Khan, Md Khairul Hassan and Md Abdul Baten.

A total of 1,615 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours. Among them, 757 patients were admitted in Dhaka, and 858 in divisions outside Dhaka. 

Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans through its carrier Aedes mosquito. It is transmitted by several species of mosquitoes within the genus Aedes.

Government authorities say that, given the measures that have been taken to rein in the spread of the disease ,medical institutions in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country have been reporting decreasing numbers of new cases since last week.