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185 with dengue in six districts

  • Published at 09:17 pm July 28th, 2019
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In chandpur, patients alleged hospital authority treating them with other patients in same unit

At least 185 dengue infected patients were admitted into hospitals in six districts all over the country since past month till Sunday.

Most of the patients hailed from Dhaka and got infected with the disease after going back to their locality. Though we have reports to believe dengue is spreading in all over the country as well.

In Chandpur, 73 dengue -infected patients were admitted into Chandpur General Hospital, among them 23 patients are still under treatment in the hospital since past month.

Patients alleged hospital authority treating them with other patients in same unit.


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Denying patients allegations, Director of the hospital, Dr Anwar Azim said: “We created an eight-bedded separate unit to ensure specialized treatment for dengue patients.”

In Bogra, 56 dengue infected patients were admitted into Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital (SZMCH), among them 36 are still undergoing treatment till Sunday.

Associate Director of the hospital, Dr Arifur Rahman Talukdar said: “We assembled a 10-member medical team to treat dengue patients.”

In Jessore, 22 dengue patients were admitted into Jessore General Hospital in last ten days.

Dr Abul Kalam Azad, Director of the hospital said: “31 patients were admitted into the hospital in past two weeks, most of them hailed from Dhaka.”

In Barguna, 14 dengue patients were admitted to Barguna General Hospital, most of them hailed from Dhaka.

Dr Sohrab Uddin said: “We found 14 patients with dengue fever. Dengue is spreading in local areas as well.


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In Chapainawabganj, seven dengue infected patients were admitted into Chapainawabganj Sadar Hospital, all of them hailed and infected with the disease from Dhaka.

District Civil Surgeon Dr Jahid Nazrul Chowdhury said: “We haven’t found any local dengue infected patients. All of them were from Dhaka.

“We don’t have any device to detect dengue, we are depending on patients blood-tests, done by adjacent private clinics,” he added.

In Sylhet, 13 people were admitted with dengue in Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital (SOMCH) since last week.

Associate Director of SOMCH, Dr Abul Kalam Azad said: “We installed an eight-bedded specialized unit for dengue patients. Yet we don’t have any facilities to test patient’s Antibody and Antigen, so we are depending on other hospitals test results.”

Our correspondents Nazmul Huda Nasim from Bogra, Tauhid-Uz-Zaman from Jessore, Sumon Shikdar from Barguna, Ibrahim Rony from Chandpur, Anwar Hossain Choudhury from Chapainawabganj, Mohammed Serajul Islam from Sylhet contributed to this report.