Dengue claims two more lives

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

.Two women died of dengue in Rajshahi and Sirajganj districts on Saturday while 527 new patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours until Saturday morning, reports UNB.

In Rajshahi, a woman succumbed to the mosquito-borne disease at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the morning. 

The deceased is Rawshan Ara, 55, wife of Moslem Uddin of Daulatpur village in Bheramara upazila.

Saiful Islam Ferdous, deputy director of RMCH, said Rawshan died at the hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) around 10:00am.

She was diagnosed with dengue on 8 September at Kushtia Sadar Hospital and shifted to the ICU of RMCH on 12 September, he said.

With this, three people have died of dengue at RMCH since the starting of dengue outbreak in January, he said.

In Sirajganj, Nilufa Yasmin, 56, wife of Nurul Islam of Sirajganj municipality area, lost her battle to dengue while being taken to Dhaka.

Jahidul Islam, civil surgeon of the district, said Nilufa was admitted to North Bengal Medical College Hospital in the district town with dengue fever on Wednesday.

On Friday night, doctors referred her to Dhaka following deterioration of her condition.

She died in the wee hours of Saturday when she was being taken to Dhaka, the civil surgeon said.

Two people have so far died of the mosquito-borne-disease in the district, he said, adding a total of 54 dengue patients are currently being treated in different hospitals of the district.

Of the new patients, 156 were hospitalised in Dhaka while 371 in other parts of the country, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Currently, about 2,996 patients are being treated at hospitals across the country. Of those, 1,285 are in the capital.

Since the beginning of this year, 80,567 people were hospitalised with dengue, most of them in Dhaka, until Saturday morning. Of them, 77,368 made full recovery.

Since January, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) received information about 203 dengue-related deaths. It has so far reviewed 101 cases and confirmed 60 dengue deaths.

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