Three more die of dengue

Staff Correspondent | Published: 11:57, Sep 12,2019 | Updated: 00:11, Sep 13,2019


This file photo shows the scenario of dengue patients at hospital. — UNB photo

Two women and a teenage girl died of dengue in Dhaka, Chattogram and Barishal on Thursday.

Although the number of new dengue cases is declining, reports of deaths from the mosquito-borne disease continue to come in.

At least six deaths due to dengue were reported between Tuesday night and Wednesday night.

In the 24 hours till Thursday morning, at least 750 new dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country. The number was 634 on Wednesday.

In the capital, 60-year-old Panna Begum died of dengue at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday afternoon.

She was from Kashiani of Gopalganj.

Relatives said that Panna was admitted to the DMCH on September 9 with dengue. She was suffering from other ailments including diabetes and high blood pressure.

She died at about 2:00pm at the hospital’s medicine ward.

In Chattogram, Doume Ching Marma, 27, was admitted to Ruma upazila health complex on September 10 with fever, said Bandarban civil surgeon Aung Sui.

She was later diagnosed with dengue and died of the disease at about 1:50am at the CSCR Hospital, he said.

The deceased was the president of Mahila Awami League’s sadar union unit in Ruma upazila. Her husband, Ula Ching Marma, is the chairman of Ruma upazila parishad and also the president of AL upazila unit, reports UNB.

Our Barishal correspondent reported that Suraiya Begum, 14, of village Padma of Patharghata upazila in Barguna, died of dengue at about 7:00am.

She was a Class VIII student of Haritana Ideal School in their locality who was admitted to the Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital on Tuesday night, said Akhirunnesa, dengue ward in-charge of the hospital.

Bangladesh has been grappling with a wide prevalence of dengue this year. Dhaka, its densely-populated capital city, is at the centre of the disease’s outbreak.

Since January, 79,367 people had been hospitalised with dengue, the government said. At present, at least 3,029 dengue patients are being treated at hospitals across the country.

Since the beginning of this year, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research received information about 197 dengue-related deaths, though according to unofficial counts, the viral fever has claimed many more lives during the time.

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