Cumilla, August 4 (UNB) – Sixteen new dengue patients were admitted to Comilla Medical College Hospital (CMCH) in the last 24 hours until Sunday morning.
CMCH is currently treating 17 people suffering from the viral disease. Since the beginning of the year, 96 dengue patients were hospitalised in the district. Only three of them have returned home after taking treatment, according to government data.
CMCH Director Dr Swapan Kumar Adhikari said nobody died of dengue in the district until now. Nearly 400 people took tests at the hospital so far. “Twelve of them were found to be infected,” he said.
The hospital is yet to set up a separate ward for dengue patients even though most of the patients are staying on the floor.
This year, the mosquito-borne disease infected 22,919 people since January. The government said 6,858 of them are undergoing treatment at hospitals.
So far, 18 people have died of dengue, according to official data.
Khulna, Aug 4 (UNB)— A 70-year-old woman and a schoolboy died of dengue on Sunday – the first reported deaths from the mosquito-borne disease in the district.
The deceased are – Morjina Begum, wife of Ismail Sardar; and Monjur Sheikh, 13, son of Babul Sheikh of Khaja Danga village of Rupsha.
Morjina was admitted to Khulna Medical College Hospital a week ago and died in the early hours of Sunday. The Assistant Registrar of medicine department Dr Partho Pratim confirmed her death.
Monjur, a class X student of Kazdia Government High School, was admitted to Gazi Medical College and Hospital around 11pm on Saturday. He died about seven hours later, said the hospital’s Chairman Gazi Mizanur Rahman.
Since the beginning of this year, 136 people were hospitalised in Khulna with dengue. Currently, 80 patients are being treated at hospitals, according to government data.
This year, the dengue outbreak has been severe with hundreds of people being infected every day. Most of the cases are being reported from Dhaka.
On Saturday, 1,649 new patients were hospitalised and two people died of dengue.
Chandpur, August 4 (UNB) – A 300-metre stretch of the town’s protective embankment and five houses were washed away by the Meghna River on Saturday night, triggering fears of erosion among the locals.
Parts of the embankment gave in to strong current and rising water around 8:45pm at Puranbazar Harishabha. Five houses near the area were also devoured by the river.
Cracks have appeared in areas near the riverbank while many panicked locals moved away from their houses fearing fresh river erosion.
The area was last hit by erosion nearly two years ago. The Water Development Board has been using concrete cement blocks to protect the town.
Locals have requested the government to take swift, effective and permanent protective measures.
WDB’s Assistant Engineer Ashraf Uddin told UNB that the latest erosion was due to strong current. “We’ll use sandbags at the site,” he said. “We have them ready.”
Thakurgaon, Aug 4 (UNB) – Two people, injured in a head-on collision between two buses in the Sadar Upazila, died on Saturday, taking the death toll in the accident to 12.
Abdur Rauf, 19, a student of Baliadangi’s Shahid Akbar Ali science and Technology College, died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital around noon while Baliadangi resident Dabirul Islam Comrade, 60, succumbed to his injuries at night.
At least 10 people were killed and 27 others injured in the accident on Thakurgaon-Dhaka Highway at Borokhochabari in Sadar upazila on Friday.
The deceased were identified as Mostofa, 42, Mansura Begum, 35, Mangoli Rani, 63, Jaba Rani, 35, Abdur Rahman, 40, Abdul Majid, 42, Saraswati Saha, 50, Khitis Barman, 40, Kamrunnesa, 32, and Anwara Begum, 48. They were residents of different upazilas of the district.
The accident took place around 8am when a bus of ‘Dipjol Paribahan’ from Dhaka collided with a bus of ‘Nishat Enterprise’. Five people died on the spot and 27 others were injured.
Twenty-four of the injured passengers were taken to the Sadar Hospital where two of them died. Three others succumbed to their injuries when they being shifted to RMCH.
Dhaka, Aug 3 (UNB) – A man was stabbed to death possibly over a drugs dispute at Anandanagar in Merul-Badda in the capital on Saturday.
Police brought the initially unidentified man aged around 35 with knife injuries on the right side of his chest to the emergency department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, where the on-duty doctor declared him dead at 10:40 pm.
He has since been identified as Nasiruddin, youngest son of Bhola’s Noor Islam.
The incident is believed to have occurred around 8PM, in front of the local shop of Iman Ali, where Nasiruddin got embroiled in an argument with Bhagina Arif and 3-4 others. Police have picked up Arif in this connection.
Though the motive remains unclear, the police believe it may be drugs-related.
ASI Abdul Khan of DMCH police camp confirmed the incident saying that the body has been kept in the morgue for autopsy.