Dhaka now free from dengue patients: DGHS

A dengue patient undergoes treatment at a Dhaka hospital
A dengue patient undergoes treatment at a Dhaka hospitalProthom Alo File Photo

No dengue case was reported in the last 24 hours until 8:00am on Thursday, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Currently, there is no dengue patient at hospitals in Dhaka, said the daily update from DGHS.

The health authorities in Bangladesh reported 313 dengue cases since the beginning of this year and all of them have been discharged.

The country had a massive dengue outbreak last year when 101,354 people were hospitalised. Of them, 101,037 made full recovery.

According to official figures, the mosquito-borne disease killed 179 people last year.

In order to protect the city dwellers from dengue, a special clean-up operation to control Aedes mosquito was launched in all 54 wards of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) from 6 June.

On the other hand, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on 7 June launched a year-long mosquito crush activities in 73 wards.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives on May 14 allocated Tk 30.63 crore for the city corporations and the municipalities to fight coronavirus and dengue.