Number of dengue patients decreasing: DGHS

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Monday said the number of dengue patients at hospitals across the country is decreasing because of the steps taken by government and increased awareness among people.
“A total of 1,615 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in the last 24 hours across the country, which is five percent less compared to the No. of patients admitted the previous day,” said Professor Dr Sanya Tahmina, director of Disease Control and Line Director, Communicable Disease Control (CDC), DGHS, BSS reports.
The DGHS official said if this trend continues, the number of dengue patients’ will decrease in the days to come.
Professor Dr Tahmina lauded the role played by the people related to health sector, including doctors and nurses, she said, adding, “They are serving their patients with utmost sincerity”.
A total of 6,733 patients are currently undergoing treatment at different hospitals and clinics across the country. Among them, 3,419 are taking treatment across Dhaka division while 3,314 are admitted outside the capital.