The Health Department is providing the number of dengue patients admitted to the hospital daily from the Health Emergency Operations Center ...
2,428 new patients were admitted to public-private hospitals outside Dhaka and Dhaka. Today, August 13, there are 1,200 new admissions. That is, patient admissions have dropped by more than 50 percent at this time.
Now the question is, has the incidence of dengue decreased? No one says 'yes' or 'no' directly. No one is sure whether the 'peak time' of Dengue (the time when people are heavily infected with Dengue) crossed Bangladesh. The history of the last few years says that the 'peak' time of Dengue is ahead.
Dudangur season from April to October. Statistics for the past few years say that most people are affected in September. In 2018, 10,148 patients were hospitalized with dengue fever. Of these, 946 in July, 1,979 in August and 3,887 in September. After September, the outbreak continued to decline.
In July this year, 16,253 dengue patients were hospitalized. In the first 13 days of August, the number of patients exceeded 26,000. There are still 17 days to come in September.
One day ago, Professor Mirzadi Sabrina Flora, the director of the IEDCR, said that if the rain in the mosquito bites, the Aedes mosquito will be reduced and the incidence of dengue will be reduced. But it's not raining that way.
Meanwhile, Professor Sania Tahmina, director of the Disease Control Branch, told reporters at a news briefing at the Health Department on Tuesday, "The peak time of dengue last year was in September. It is not yet known when this year will be. '
On Eid holidays, many people left Dhaka and went to the village home. Some think that maybe the patient has diminished in Dhaka. But outside Dhaka, new patients are declining. Why is it decreasing
Professor Sania Tahmina said that due to the Eid holidays, people are getting reduced to hospital, or many have been admitted to the hospital for fear, now the admission is reduced due to fear or awareness. It would not be scientific to make any comment now.
Eid holidays in Dhaka city have decreased. But there is no information available that the mosquito is down. People will start coming to Dhaka from Wednesday after the Eid holidays. Aisha Akhter, assistant director of the Health Emergency Operations Center and Control Room, said, "After the next 10 days, it may be possible to tell where dengue situation will go."