GAIBANDHA, Speakers in a function here on Thursday underscored the need for adopting coordinated and joint efforts of all to check the spread of dengue fever.
They said this while addressing a view exchange meeting on the doings in dengue prevention organized by civil surgeon (CS) office and district administration at the conference room of district collectorate building here
on Thursday afternoon.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abdul Matin addressed the meeting as the chief
guest while CS Dr. ABM Abu Hanif presided over the function.
The meeting was also addressed, among others, by deputy director of local
government section of DC office Rokhsana Begum, executive engineer of
department of public health engineering Aminul Islam Chowdhury, district
livestock officer Mohammed Abdus Samad and general secretary of Gaibandha
Press Club Sarker M. Shahiduzzaman.
Earlier, a power point presentation of dengue fever, its causes, prevention
and treatment was made by senior consultant of Gaibandha Modern Hospital Dr.
CS Dr. ABM Abu Hanif said typically, sign and symptoms begin three to
seven days after infection from the bites of female aedes mosquitos and this
may include high fever, vomiting, muscle and joint pain and skin rash.
Symptoms of dengue hemorrhagic fever or sever dengue are severe abdominal
pain, persistent vomiting, bleeding from gums or nose, blood in urine and
stools, rapid breathing, fatigue and restlessness, the CS also mentioned.
The CS also urged all to keep their houses and their surrounding areas neat
and clean so that the aedes mosquitos could not lay eggs their.
DC Abdul Matin in his speeches called upon all to be alert about aedes
mosquitos and emphasized on building social movement against it so that the
dengue fever could not breakout. in the society.
Almost all the district level officials, social workers, teachers, and
public representatives including the media men participated in the meeting.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)