Dengue the Deadly Killer

Government statistics put the latest figure of afflicted at 1,227 with 16 among them having died. Children have proved to be the most vulnerable group. Monsoon which is the high risk season is not even half-way through. So, the worries deepen.


Top 3 Aedes breeding sites in Dhaka

The latest Dhaka City Corporation larval survey revealed that aedes egg concentration in Dhaka is highest in the (1) roof-top uncovered water tanks, followed by (2) open cemented water tanks in under construction buildings, and (3) tyres found in open space.

All city dwellers are urged to pay highest attention to these top breeding sites, side by side the other identified common sites already known (see BDW section).

A 3-week training course in Dhaka

The Allergy Ezthma Environment Research & Skin Care Institute (AEERSCI) & Al-Beruni Hospital are jointly organising a 3-week long training course on dengue prevention.

School & College students as well as health service related persons are requested to contact at the following telephone numbers: 811-8905, 911-5953.

Dengue Resistance Day Sunday 11 August 2002

Dhaka Mayor Khoka has declared Sunday 11 August 2002 as the "Dengue Resistance Day" in Dhaka City.

All city dwellers are urged to participate actively in the social movement against the aedes mosquito.

(Breteux Index >150)
Lake Circus
Crescent Road
Green Road
Bhuter Goli
Dhaka University area
Dhaka Medical College Hospital area
Shankhari Bazar
Ahsanullah Road
Waiz Ghat
Lakshmi Bazar

Source: DCC survey July 2002.

Consultation Meeting 7 August 2002 by Dhaka City Mayor

A consultation meeting is scheduled to take place Wednesday 7 August 2002 at Mahanagar Nattya Mancha to discuss dengue situation with journalists, NGOs, academicians, political parties & leaders. Dhaka City Mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka will chair the meeting as a part of mass awareness campaign.

Emergency Review Meeting of Ministry of Health 

An emergency meeting is convened tomorrow Sunday 4 August 2002 at the Secretariat, Ministry of Health, to review the countrywide dengue situation in Bangladesh. Health & Family Welfare Minister Dr. Khondoker Mosharraf Hossain will preside over the meeting. 

Health Secretary Fazlur Rahman informed the press yesterday. 

The Director General of Health Department Prof. ABM Ahsanullah will from today Saturday 3 August monitor the dengue treatment programme in Dhaka city hospitals.  

He informed BSS that a total of 500 people were affected by dengue fever last month. And a public awareness raising campaign has already started over radio & television. 

Four (4) blood platelet cell separator devices are installed and operational at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

Disclaimer: All information shown here are from different sources. The SDNP is not responsible for any inaccuracy in them.

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