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Dengue patients identified in Kushtia

Kushtia Bureau: This time the first dengue patient has been identified in Kushtia, the hotspot of Corona (Covid-19). The victim’s name is Tariqul Bari Bakul (35). On Tuesday afternoon, the caretaker of the 250-bed Kushtia General Hospital, Dr Abdul Momen, confirmed the information and said that he had been admitted to the 2nd Medicine Ward of the Kushtia Corona Dedicated Hospital. Bakul is the son of Abu Bakkar Siddiqui of Amdah village in Piarpur union of Daulatpur upazila and a librarian of Amdah secondary school.

Dr. Atiq Rabbani, an intern doctor at Kushtia Corona Dedicated Hospital, said Tariqul Bari Bakul was admitted to the medicine ward at 3:10 pm on Monday. The patient’s physical condition has been improving since he started treatment at the hospital. Body temperature also decreased. He’s better than ever. At present he is fearless.

Asiya Khatun, mother of Tariqul Bari Bakul, who was undergoing treatment at the hospital’s medicine ward at 4.00 pm on Tuesday, said her son Bakul had contracted fever six days ago. Pain in the head and body is felt with fever. On the advice of local doctors, Bakul continues to take medicine. But if his body temperature continues to rise, he was diagnosed with dengue on August 8 on the advice of a local doctor. He was later diagnosed with dengue at a private diagnostic center in Kushtia on Monday (August 9th) for further confirmation.

Kushtia Civil Surgeon Dr HM Anwarul Islam said the health department was on high alert to prevent dengue outbreaks in the district.

Kumarkhali Municipality Mayor Md Shamsuzzaman Arun said that a campaign is being run at the municipality level to create public awareness about dengue. Dengue carrier Aedes mosquito eradication activities are underway. If there is a mosquito breeding ground or habitat anywhere in the municipal area, it has been requested to inform the concerned ward councilor on an urgent basis. If mosquito larvae are found in the house due to one’s own negligence, disciplinary action will be taken against him. Mayor Md Shamsuzzaman Arun expressed hope that the municipal council will always be by the side of the people besides tackling the ongoing crisis.

Kushtia General Hospital Resident Medical Officer Dr Ashraful Alam was contacted on his mobile phone and said that the patient’s condition was stable. He contracted classic dengue.
Caption: Kumarkhali Municipal Council is spraying pesticides to kill dengue mosquitoes.

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