62% of this 12 months’s dengue infections and deaths have been in September – The Enterprise Commonplace
About 62% of hospitalised sufferers and deaths as a result of dengue this 12 months within the nation have been recorded in September, based on the Well being Emergency Operation Centre of the Directorate Normal of Well being Companies.
There have been a complete of 16,092 sufferers till Friday morning. Of them, 9,911 have been contaminated in September, which is about 62% of all infections this 12 months. Throughout this time, 55 individuals died as a result of dengue, and 34 of them died in September.
Within the final 24 hours until Friday, 240 new sufferers with dengue fever – 150 in Dhaka and 90 exterior the capital – have been hospitalised.
Specialists say there isn’t any efficient authorities initiative to forestall dengue, and sufferers have been detected in additional than 50 districts. The variety of sufferers reported by the well being division is way increased than the precise variety of contaminated individuals.
Specialists assume the nation’s dengue state of affairs could also be worse than Covid-19 and there must be a nationwide technique to regulate dengue.
Professor Be-Nazir Ahmed, a public well being knowledgeable, instructed The Enterprise Commonplace (TBS) there isn’t any efficient nationwide initiative to regulate dengue. Not one of the suggestions or ideas made by native and overseas consultants prior to now has been applied. The dengue state of affairs within the nation goes from dangerous to worse and because it rained in September this 12 months, dengue infections have gone up.
He added that the current surge in infections can proceed as much as November. Dengue is related to unplanned urbanization and so it’s essential to formulate a nationwide technique and appoint entomologists in the entire nation and on the similar time arrange laboratories for normal analysis. Larvicides and pesticides are additionally wanted for mosquito management.
In accordance with the Monsoon Aedes Survey 2022, Dhaka South’s Gopibagh, Kamalapur, and Motijheel areas have the very best Breteau Index at 53.33, whereas Dhaka North’s Gulshan, Banani and Kalyanpur areas skilled the very best Breteau Index at 36.6.
In accordance with the survey, Aedes mosquitoes have been current in 45.2% of multi-storied buildings and 24.8% of under-construction buildings, 20.3% of impartial homes, 6.8% of slums or semi-pucca homes, and a pair of.8% of vacant plots in Dhaka North.
In Dhaka South areas, mosquitoes have been present in 33.0% of multi-storied buildings, 27% of impartial homes, 12.1% of slums, and 5.1% of vacant plots.
A complete of 1,916 dengue sufferers are at present hospitalized within the nation. Amongst them, 1,448 are admitted to hospitals in Dhaka, and 468 exterior Dhaka.
The full variety of discharged sufferers throughout the nation is 14,120. Amongst them, 10,806 have been in Dhaka, and three,314 exterior Dhaka.