The number of dengue-infected patients at different hospitals in Barishal indicates the massive spread of the mosquito-borne disease. The photo was taken on Wednesday. -AA
Dengue spreading in south region as infected patients starts reaching from Dhaka ahead of upcoming Eid Ul Azha festival. According to Barishal divisional health directorate and Sher E Beangla Medical College Hospital sources, more 124 dengue infected patients including 71 at SBMCH admitted in the division within last 24 hours till Tuesday noon.
Till this report number of dengue infected patients reached to 689 in the division since July 16 and 379 of them returned home after getting proper treatment in last 20-days.
Four dengue patients died and rest 306 dengue patients under treatment in different public and private hospitals of Barishal division, said Dr. Abdur Rahim, divisional heath director.
Dr. Bakir Hossain, director SBMCH, added that they taking preparations to manage rush of dengue infected patients by opening separate ward at the newly constructed annex section of the hospital as the deterioration of situation apprehended by home coming visitors during Eid Ul Azaha festival.
Mofijur Rahman Kamal, president of Barishal Diagnostic Centers Owner's Association, said we already met health directorate officials for ensuring them about collecting government fixed charges for testing dengue infection. We yet not received any allegation about violation of government decision and if anybody violates that, action would be taken against him.
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