Bangladesh may witness massive dengue outbreak: DGHS

According to the Directorate General of Health Services, this year’s excessive rains could lead to a widespread dengue outbreak across the nation (DGHS).

“We are urging city dwellers to be aware of dengue disease prevention… we are predicting that dengue fever may grip the country due to heavy rainfall before the beginning of the rainy season,” Additional Director General (ADG) of the DGHS Prof Dr Ahmedul Kabir told a press briefing on dengue situation at the conference of the DGHS here today.

According to Kabir, when the rainy season begins, individuals in Bangladesh become infected with the dengue virus. He continued, “The dengue disease outbreak often starts from June and continues until September.

The ADG of the health service department noted that this year, there were more dengue patients admitted to the hospital before the rainy season.

Kabir pleaded with the City Corporation to take all necessary steps to stop the sickness from spreading.

“If dengue cannot be controlled in the pre-season, the disease may spread on a large scale in the country,” he added.

The maximum charge for the dengue infection test in private medical college hospitals has been set at Taka 500, and the dengue infection test in government hospitals is Taka 100, according to a press conference regarding the free dengue test.

Any hospital that charges more would be subject to punishment, according to the DGHS spokesman.

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