Authorities must hold to account those failing to control dengue surge
Science, not bureaucracy, must be the driving force behind our fight against dengue.
We need a comprehensive, long-term policy for addressing dengue and other weather-based diseases.
Health Minister Zahed Maleque today said that about 1,700 people have so far been infected with dengue this year, which is five times the number of infected at the same time last year
With dengue patients surpassing the capacity of all public hospitals in Dhaka, the situation may go out of control if it is not checked immediately, Secretary of Health Services Division Anwar Hossain Hawlader said today (October 17, 2022).
Two dengue patients died while 51 were admitted to hospitals across the country in 24 hours, till 8am today (July 19, 2022).
Though the number of dengue patients has been declining for the last one month, the rain for the last one week is increasing the risk of further dengue spread, experts say.