103 people have been admitted to the hospital in the last 24 hours due to dengue fever. Of these, 69 are residents of different areas of Dhaka, according to the Department of Health. The number of dengue patients this month stood at 625.
This information has been given in the regular dengue report of the Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room of the Health Department on Friday. The total number of dengue patients in November last year was 546.Advertising
Mushtaq Hossain, a public health expert and advisor to the government’s Institute of Pathology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), told Prothom Alo: Resistance will require coordination between these authorities and the general public. There is a great lack of it. ‘
According to the report of the Department of Health, 14 patients have been admitted to the hospital with dengue outside Dhaka in the last 24 hours. At present, 605 dengue patients are admitted in various government and private hospitals in the country. Of these, 545 patients are admitted in 47 government and private medical hospitals in Dhaka.
The outbreak of dengue started from last May this year. In May, 43 people were infected with dengue. This number increased to 272 in June. In July, the number of patients continues to increase significantly. The number of patients increased to 2,026 in that month. In August it was 6,798. In that month, 29 people have died of dengue so far this year. The number of patients in September was 6,841. The highest number of attacks this year is this month. The incidence of dengue has been declining in the last month. There were 5,456 patients in October. In the last five days of November, the number of patients stood at 625. Three people have died in these days.
According to the department, the number of patients from the beginning of this year till today is 24,360. 95 people have died of dengue this year. Of the total infected patients, 20,618 are from Dhaka.
Regarding dengue infection in Dhaka, Mushtaq Hossain said, ‘Public health is very neglected in the city. Entomologists should be appointed in big cities including two cities. They will advise, action will be taken accordingly. He said city corporations or local government bodies lack budget and manpower. The method they have chosen to impose fines is not very effective. Ordinary people have to be involved in this work.
Fazle Shamsul Kabir, acting chief health officer of Dhaka South City Corporation, told Prothom Alo that the number of patients in the south is very low. We are in control of the situation. It has been very effective since the control room was launched last August. He said there are only 45 patients in the city in five days this month. Of the total infected patients in August, 36 per cent were from the south. 20 in September and 11 percent in October.
And the Chief Health Officer of North City, Brigadier General Jobaidur Rahman told Prothom Alo, ‘Dengue has been happening for a while now. One of the reasons for this is that it has been raining for the last five-six days. Prolonged monsoon increases the incidence of mosquitoes. This time too it has happened. ‘ He added, ‘We were and are on the field with the mayor of the city. Attempts have been made to make the general public aware. Many are consciously obeying, no one is obeying. However, our efforts are continuing.