Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque today said the number of dengue patients is decreasing at hospitals across the country because of the steps taken by government and awareness of the people.
“The number of dengue patients at different hospitals in the country is decreasing in last 24 hours… The health sector including doctors and nurses is serving its patients with utmost sincerity forgoing their Eid holidays. They did a wonderful job so far,” he said after visiting several hospitals of the city.
The total number of patients admitted to different hospitals across the country is now 7,547, which was 8,006 on the previous day, he said, adding that about 40 people died of dengue so far.
Health Service Division Secretary Md Asadul Islam and Directorate General of Health Services Director General Prof Abul Kalam Azad were present on the occasion.