Thursday, August 22, 2019 | ePaper
32 diagnosed with dengue in Khagrachhari
A shortage of dengue detection kits at hospitals in eight other upazilas of the district is forcing people to throng the Sadar Hospital which has already been overwhelmed by a large number of patients.
Thirty-two people, suffering from dengue, were admitted to the Sadar Hospital in the last eight days until Monday night.
Twelve of them returned home after receiving treatment. Nineteen others are being treated at the intensive care unit while another patient, Ajay Saha, was shifted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital as his condition deteriorated. Since January 1, the total number of hospitalised dengue patients in the district is 34. The authorities concerned of the hospital, particularly the physicians, were struggling to deal with the huge number of patients. The influx has put a serious strain on the dengue testing kits at the hospital but doctors say the patients are receiving proper treatment.
Dengue situation remains grim as Bangladesh struggles to control the largest outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease that has claimed at least 23 lives, according to government data. But unofficial estimates suggest the death toll is higher.
The sheer number of patients - more than 30,000 since January 1 - and deaths created panic among the people, particularly the residents of Dhaka which is at the centre of the outbreak. People are rushing to hospitals and clinics in the capital and elsewhere to have dengue tested, putting serious strain on the already overwhelmed medical system.
War against Ades in port city today: City Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin has announced to launch war against Aedes mosquito today aimed at Dengue free port city . The special crush proram(war) will began from 10 am which will continue up to 5 pm .
He disclosed it while addressing the Mosquito eradication and Dengue resistance discussions at Chattogram Circuit House yesterday as arranged by the Divisional and District Administration. Mayor said people are being awarded about Dengue and no matter of pick stricken and sought cooperations of the city dwellers to eradicate Dengue .
He said crash program of City Corporation along with the drives of Heath directorate will be launched at a time in all educational institutions, religious orgnisastions and public areas in the city . City Mayor hoped to declare the dengue free port city from next year if you became aware about the breeding of mosquito . He said in the war against Aedes, we will surely reach to our ultimate goal of total eradication of mosquito very shortly. Divisional Commissioner Md. Abdul Mannan and the president of CCCI Mahbubul Alam spoke on the occasion as chief guest and special guest respectively.
Among others, Additional Divn Commissioner Sankar Ranjan Saha and Nurul Alam Nzami, Director of Local Govt Deptt Dipak chakraborty, Deputy commissioner Elias Hossain, Dy commissioner of Police Shamal Kumar, Police super Nure Alam Mina, CDA Secretary Tahera Ferdous Begum, Chief Health officer of CCC Dr. Selim Akhter Chowdhury and other govt officials of the district and divisional administration were present on the occasion.