Three more die of dengue

Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on September 22, 2019

Three more people including two women died of dengue in Barishal, Mymensingh and Kushitia on Friday night and Saturday while at least 408 new dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in the 24 hours till Saturday morning.

In Barishal, 36-year-old Parvin Aktar, wife of Faijul Haque from Tetla village in Banaripara upazila, died of the fever at the Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital on Friday night, reports our correspondent.

SBMCH director Bakir Hossain said that Parvin was admitted to the medicine ward of the hospital at 1:30pm on Friday.

She was transferred to the hospital’s intensive care unit in the late afternoon and died there at 9:15pm while under treatment, he said.

With her death, nine people died of dengue at the hospital this year so far.

In Mymensingh, 65-year-old Fatema Akhtar died of the infection at the Mymensingh Medical College Hospital on Saturday, reports our correspondent.

MMCH deputy director Lakshmi Narayan Majumdar said that Fatema, from Islampur of Jamalpur, was admitted to the hospital with dengue on September 13. She was transferred to the hospital ICU on September 19 and died there on Saturday morning.

With her death, eight people died of dengue at the MMCH this year so far, he said.

In Kushitia, Tarek, 18, son of Mahim Uddin from Shyamnagar village of Daulatpur upazila in Kushtia and a student of Kushtia’s Khalishakundi Degree College, died at the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital on Saturday morning, reports our correspondent.

Kushtia civil surgeon Rowshan Ara said that Tarek was admitted to the Mirpur Upazila Health Complex on Friday and shifted to the Kushtia General Hospital as his condition deteriorated on Saturday morning.

But the relevant doctors of the Kushtia hospital referred him to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital and he died on the way to the hospital at 11:00 am.

According to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, it has so far received reports of 203 suspected dengue deaths while according to unofficial counts the disease has killed many more lives this year.

The Directorate General of Health Services said that at least 408 new dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in the 24 hours till 8:00am on Saturday.

Of them, 135 were hospitalised in Dhaka and 273 in other parts of the country, according to the DGHS statistics.

Currently 2,252 patients, including 917 in the capital, are being treated for dengue at hospitals, it said.

Bangladesh has seen an extensive outbreak of dengue this year.

As of Saturday this year, 84,397 people were hospitalised with dengue, most of them in the capital.