BSMMU mulls to open dengue corner

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

BSSMUBangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) will open a separate dengue corner, if necessary, to ensure treatment of dengue patients, reports BSS.

Acting vice chancellor of the BSMMU M Shahidullah Sikder said this while addressing a press conference on dengue fever organised by the university on Tuesday.

The BSMMU vice chancellor came up with the call when the stakeholders have assumed that the number of people affected by dengue fever has already crossed 350,000 in the country this year.

The disease control wing at Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) warns the situation may worsen in the coming months, said a Prothom Alo report on Tuesday.

Calling the people not to panic, the BSS report added, the acting VC said early detection along with necessary food and bed rest would help patients recover from the disease.

The BSMMU chief also urged duty doctors to be more careful in case of treatment and asked them to be careful about the choice of drugs.

Sikder also informed journalists that the BSMMU was providing hundred per cent treatment facilities to Freedom Fighters, free of cost, adding that the medical services programme for Freedom Fighters had already been strengthened.

Medicine faculty dean professor M Zilon Mia Sarker, registrar professor ABM Abdul Hannan, director (hospital) brigadier general AK Mahabubul Haq, among others, were present at the press conference.

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