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DSCC launches free dengue diagnosis program for 15-days

  • Published at 08:01 pm July 15th, 2019
DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon inaugurates the 15-day medical test program titled 'Special Primary Treatment Service 2019' at Nagar Bhaban on Monday, July 15, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

A hotline number (09711000999) has also been opened for public in this regard

In the wake of recent dengue outbreak in the capital, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has launched a free diagnosis program for dengue patients.

DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon inaugurated the 15-day medical test program titled "Special Primary Treatment Service 2019" at Nagar Bhaban on Monday.

A hotline number (09711000999) has also been opened for public in this regard.

The test facilities would be available in all  57 wards of DSCC.

A total of 68 mobile medical teams would be working to identify suspected dengue-infected patients, and refer them to 476 health centres where primary treatments would be available.

Meanwhile, on average about 138 people infected with dengue virus, are being admitted to different city hospitals per day. 

According to the report of Emergency Operation Center, and Control Room of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), about 1,795 people with dengue infection were admitted to different public, and private hospitals over the past 13 days.

Urging newsmen to use government data on dengue casualties, Mayor Khokon, said: "The media report on 11 deaths from dengue is not authentic. According to our data, the number is only three. So please do not publish reports that creates fear and panic among the public."

"From July 7 to July 14, 86 patients admitted, and received treatments from different hospitals in DNCC areas. Among them, 52 were released from the hospital, and 34 dengue patients are currently undergoing treatment, according to the Health Department's survey," said the mayor.

Our survey suggests that the number of dengue patients are actually reducing. Hopefully, everyone will make full recovery soon, he added.

Everyone is allowed to receive treatment from our health centres. If any patient is unable to come to the camp, then they can inform us using the hotline number, and our medical team will go to the house to provide free treatment, the mayor added.