Dengue patients fall in number at hospitals

Special Correspondent . Dhaka | Update:

DengueSix-year-old Musnan was under treatment at the Dhaka paediatric hospital. Not being able to get up and play, she idly drew cartoons on her legs, sitting under the mosquito net to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes again. Prothom Alo File PhotoThe number of patients afflicted with dengue is lessening in hospitals around the country. Over the past 24 hours, 1200 new patients have been admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and outside the capital. This was 43 per cent less than the previous day.

Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon, director of the disease control unit of the health directorate Sanya Tahmina said, “Fewer dengue patients have been admitted over the past few days. It is not clear whether this is because of the Eid holidays or any other reason. It would not be scientific to comment or express any hope in this regard.”

According to the health emergency operation centre and control room of the health directorate, over the past 24 hours 599 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and 601 to hospitals in various districts outside of Dhaka.

Many patients are leaving the hospitals too. On Monday, 1200 patients were admitted and 1659 were released from the hospitals.

So far this year, 44,471 patients were admitted to government and private hospitals around the country, with 36,884 recovering and returning home.

Sanya Tahmina told the press briefing, “The doctors and nurses have been working tirelessly over the past few days. They all deserve our thanks.”

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