In January this year, 152 dengue patients were hospitalised, but 123 of them were released after they recovered
The dengue outbreak was the most talked about issue in Bangladesh last year. For the first time in the last nine months, no dengue patients were admitted to any hospital in the country in the 24-hour period from Wednesday 8am to Thursday 8am. This indicates an improved situation.
Confirming the matter, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said that currently 29 dengue patients are in hospital across the country. In January this year, 152 dengue patients were hospitalised, but 123 of them were released after they recovered.
Dr Ayesha Akter, assistant director at the Health Emergency Operations Center of the DGHS, told The Business Standard, "For the first time since April last year, no patients were hospitalised for a day. This is really a relief, but the situation could change anytime.
"The number of patients can rise again. Though the situation is improving, the effort to repel mosquitos should continue."
Bangladesh had seen a massive outbreak of dengue, a mosquito-borne disease, last year.
In 2019, a total of 101,354 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country. Among them, 101, 037 were released after recovery.
The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research has confirmed 156 deaths due to dengue infection so far.