237 hospitalised with dengue in 24hrs; 1,025 infected in last 4 days
At least 237 people with dengue fever were admitted to hospitals in the country in 24 hours, till 8 am today.
Among them, only 16 are from outside of Dhaka.
With the 237, a total of 3,683 patients have been infected with dengue fever this year, according to data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Of the total infected, only 118 patients are from outside the capital.
Among the total infected, 1,025 were diagnosed just over the last four days, which indicates a fast-rising trend of the disease. Two hundred and seventy-two were infected in June while 43 were infected in May.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 1,058 are still undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Dhaka, and 54 outside the capital, the DGHS data showed.
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam today urged the people of DNCC to clean their homes and yards to control the breeding of Aedes and Chikungunya mosquitoes.
Addressing an awareness programme, the DNCC mayor said it is not the duty of mayors alone to protect the city; rather everyone will have to play a responsible role.
Urging everyone to spend 10 minutes every Saturday morning to clean houses and yards to destroy breeding grounds of Aedes, the mayor said everyone will have to come forward to protect themselves and will have to make it a social movement.
He said they have arranged free testing facilities for dengue at 46 city health centres of DNCC.