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2 more dengue patients die in Kushtia, Barisal

  • Published at 08:48 pm September 21st, 2019
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According to unofficial data, 162 dengue patients have so far died across the country this year

Two more dengue patients have died in Kushtia and Barisal.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), a total of 68 people have died from the mosquito-borne disease across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 21.

But unofficial reports put the death toll well over 162 until now.

In Kushtia, a young man died in Doulatpur upazila on Saturday afternoon. The deceased is Tareq Ahmed, 18, a second year student of Khalishakundi Degree College.

The district's Civil Surgeon Dr Rowshan Ara said Tareq was hospitalized at Mirpur Upazila Health Complex on Friday after being diagnosed with dengue.

On Saturday, Tareq was referred to Kushtia General Hospital after his condition deteriorated, but doctors there suggested transferring him to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH).

He died while being taken to RMCH around 2pm, said the civil surgeon.

In Barisal, 36-year-old Parvin Aktar died at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) on Friday night.

SBMCH Director Dr Bakir Hossain said: "Parvin was admitted to the hospital with high fever around 1:30pm Friday."

She was moved to the Intensive Care Unit when her condition deteriorated later in the evening. "Parvin passed away while undergoing treatment at 10pm," Dr Bakir said.

Between January 1 and September 21, a total of 84,397 dengue patients were identified across the country. Of them, 81,942 have already been released from hospitals.

According to DGHS data released on Saturday, 2,252 dengue patients are currently admitted in different government and private hospitals.

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