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2 die of dengue in Dhaka, Barisal

  • Published at 05:34 pm November 6th, 2019
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Md Abdullah Dhaka Tribune

The unofficial death toll is reported to be over 189

Two people, including a junior school certificate (JSC) examinee, have died of dengue in Dhaka and Barisal on Wednesday.

In Dhaka, a 12-year-old died due to dengue fever at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) around 4pm.

Md Abdullah was a student of Muktijoddha Smrity Bidya Niketon in Narayanganj.

Abdullah attended three JSC exams with dengue fever.

The deceased's father Abdul Hakim said: “My son became ill with severe fever from the beginning of JSC exam, which started on November 2. He took paracetamols and continued attending the exams."

“However, his condition deteriorated on Tuesday night, and we took him to Victoria Hospital in Narayanganj. His blood test result showed that his platelets had gone down to 32,000.”

Abdullah was rushed to DMCH, where he breathed his last.

In Barisal, a female patient died at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) at 9am.

The deceased Manija Begum, 45, hailed from the Rajbari village under the Nesarabad upazila of Pirojpur district.

SBMCH Director Dr Bakir Hossain said: "On Saturday, Manija was admitted at SBMCH with dengue symptoms."

She passed away on Wednesday morning while undergoing treatment, he added.

A total of 184 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till 8am on Wednesday, 65 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 119 in districts outside Dhaka.

Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans through its carrier, the Aedes mosquito.

The Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Wednesday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country was 766.

A total of 112 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till November 6, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 189, so far.

As many as 309 patients were currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 457 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

From January 1 till November 6, as many as 97,193 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 96,176 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.