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46 hospitalized with dengue

Publish: 04:35 PM, 05 Jul, 2022


Forty-six new dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till Tuesday morning as cases are rising in Bangladesh.

Among them, 43 patients were hospitalised in Dhaka while the remaining three patients in other districts, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

As many as 152 dengue patients, including 139 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

The dengue cases are rising in the capital allegedly due to insufficient measures taken by the two Dhaka city corporations in preventing mosquito-borne diseases like dengue.

On June 21, the DGHS reported the first death of the season from the mosquito-borne viral disease.

This year, the DGHS has recorded 1,284 dengue cases and 1,131 recoveries so far.

Dengue – a leading cause of serious illness and death in some Asian and Latin American countries – was first reported in Bangladesh in 2000 and claimed 93 lives. In three years, the fatality number almost fell to zero.

However, 105 dengue patients, including 95 in Dhaka division, died in 2021.

Dengue is found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide, mostly in urban and semi-urban areas.

About 4 billion people, almost half of the world's population, live in areas with a risk of dengue, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Each year, up to 400 million people get infected with dengue while approximately 100 million get sick from infection, and 40,000 die from severe dengue, it says.

"There is no specific treatment for dengue or severe dengue. Early detection of disease progression associated with severe dengue, and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates of severe dengue to below 1 percent," according to the World Health Organization.

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635 more hospitalized with Dengue, 1 die

Publish: 04:38 PM, 01 Oct, 2022


Another dengue patient died in the last 24 hours in the country. Besides, 635 patients were hospitalised with the viral fever as cases keep rising, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). So far this year, the number of dengue deaths has reached 56.

The latest death was reported from Barishal division raising the death toll in the division to 5.

The dengue death toll in Dhaka division remained unchanged at 27 and in Chattogram division at 24.

Of the new patients,518 were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka and 117 outside it, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

A total of 2,158 dengue patients, including 1,658 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

On June 21, the DGHS reported the first death of the season from the viral disease.

So far, the directorate has recorded 16,727 dengue cases and 14,513 recoveries this year.


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Covid 19: 5 death, 614 new cases in 24 hours

Publish: 04:46 PM, 20 Sep, 2022


Bangladesh reported five deaths and 614 cases from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours till 8am Tuesday. 

The positivity rate was recorded at 12.73% during the same period as 4,831 samples were tested across the country. 

Also, 283 Covid patients recovered in the last 24 hours taking the recovery to 97.15%.

So far 29,345 people have died and 2,018,829 tested positive for the virus in Bangladesh since 2020.

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Private medical facilities ordered to display license info

Publish: 04:48 PM, 02 Sep, 2022


The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has ordered all privately-run medical facilities across the country to mention their license details on their signboards amid a crackdown on unregistered institutions.

In an order issued on Thursday, the health directorate warned that punitive measures will be taken against those who fail to comply with the directive, reports UNB.

“All private hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers and blood banks must mention the license number along with its date of expiry on their signboards. If necessary, they should display it with a QR code. Otherwise, they will face legal consequences.”

The move aims to ensure proper services for patients at medical facilities and bring transparency to the healthcare sector, according to DGHS Director Md Belal Hossain.

“On many occasions, the DGHS has found hospitals or clinics operating without authorization. Through this process, we can easily identify the facilities that are unlicensed. If they have a registration number, they must display it. A number of legal provisions apply here. Initially, they will be warned. If they still fail to register, we’ll shut [the hospital or clinic] down.”

The health directorate launched a drive against the unregistered private medical facilities on Aug 29. As many as 700 institutions across Bangladesh have been closed for failing to meet registration requirements, while the authorities have also collected fines worth Tk 1.1 million until Aug 31.

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32 crore 31 lakh corona vaccinations arrived in the country: Health Minister

Publish: 06:52 PM, 29 Aug, 2022


Health Minister Zahid Malek said that so far more than 32 crore 31 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccine have been imported and booster doses have been given to more than 4 crore people in the country.

The Health Minister gave this information in a written reply to Ali Azam, Awami League Member of Parliament for Bhola-2 Constituency, on Monday (August 29) in the National Parliament session. Speaker Dr. Shireen Sharmin Chowdhury presided over the session.

Health Minister Zahid Malek said that 32 crore 31 lakh 9 thousand 500 doses of vaccine have been imported till August 22 of this year to prevent coronavirus in the country.

He said that after the start of vaccination program in the country till now (22 August 2022) 12 crore 98 lakh 60 thousand 578 people received the first dose of vaccine, 12 crore 10 lakh 67 thousand 740 people were given the second dose and 4 crore 27 lakh 69 thousand 777 people were given the third (booster) dose of the vaccine.

On January 27, 2021, the corona virus vaccination program started across the country by vaccinating a nurse at Kurmitola General Hospital in the capital. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the program virtually from Ganabhaban that day. 


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Children of 12 city corporations will be vaccinated in the first phase

Publish: 01:47 PM, 10 Aug, 2022


Vaccination program for 5-11-year-old children will be started from August 25 to prevent the spread of coronavirus across the country. In the first phase, vaccination program will be conducted in 12 city corporations of the country. However, tomorrow (August 11) the vaccination program for children will be held on an experimental basis.

On Wednesday (August 10), Director General of the Department of Health Professor Dr. Abul Basar Md Khurshid Alam confirmed this information to the journalists.

He said, from tomorrow (August 11) we are starting vaccination program for children on an experimental basis. The program will officially start at 11 am at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. After that, from August 25, the vaccination program for children will start in full swing across the country.

He also said that this vaccination program for children aged 5 to 11 years will be held in 12 city corporation areas across the country. The first round of vaccination will last for a total of 12 days from 25 August to 7 September. Then the second round (second dose program) will take place two months after the first round.

The director general also said that we have sufficient quantities of Pfizer's specially prepared vaccines for children. Our vaccination workers are also ready all over the country.

When asked whether this activity will be carried out only in the city corporation, he told the reporters that initially we have planned to start in the city corporation area. However, it will gradually start at district-upazila level across the country.