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Cold-related diseases on the rise across Bangladesh

  • Published at 02:53 pm December 25th, 2019
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File photo: Patients have visited public hospitals across Bangladesh due to different cold-related illnesses Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

At least 49 deaths were reported in the last 1 and a half months

Hospitals across Dhaka and outer districts are witnessing a huge influx of patients as cold-related illnesses and other winter illnesses continue to take a toll on public life.

Respiratory diseases and diarrhoea are common forms of such illness, said health professionals.

In the last 24 hours, a total of 5,945 patients have visited public hospitals across Bangladesh due to different cold-related illnesses, as per the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room data on Wednesday.

Among them, 967 took treatment for acute respiratory infection, 2,059 for diarrhoea, and 2,919 for other diseases that includes jaundice, inflammation of the eye, skin diseases, and fever.

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However, no deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Among the patients treated by government hospitals, the highest are 1,668 in Chittagong division, followed by 1,662 in Khulna, 843 people in Dhaka, 531 patients in Mymensingh, 323 patients in Barisal, 320 in Rangpur, 314 in Rajshahi and 284 patients in Sylhet.

On the other hand, a total of 264,602 patients, including 106,816 suffering from diarrhea and 42,612 from Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) visited hospitals from November 1 to December 24, according to DGHS.

At least 49 deaths were reported across the country because of winter related diseases during the period, reports the directorate.