Medical &Health

Dengue: 87 new patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

Another 87 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours till Monday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Among them, 66 patients were hospitalised in Dhaka while the 21 in other places, it said.

As many as 344 dengue patients including 267 in the capital are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

On Sunday, this year’s death toll from the mosquito-borne viral disease rose to10 with another death reported from Dhaka metropolitan area. Among the deaths, six were reported from Cox’s Bazar while four from Dhaka.

On June 21, the DGHS reported the first death of the season from the viral disease.

This year, the DGHS has recorded 2,747 dengue cases and 2,393 recoveries so far.

Source: United News of Bangladesh

Lightning kills two, injures 7 in Natore

Two people were killed and seven others injured by lightning strikes at Bagatiprara, and Boraigram upazilas in Natore on Monday.

The deceased were Ashik,20, of Bagatipara upazila and Salim Uddin,42, a farmer of Notabaria area in Boraigram upazila, said Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Natore model police station.

A steak of lightning struck a tea stall at Karamdosi Bazar in Bagatipara killing Ashik on the spot and injuring seven people including his father Sihab Uddin and shop owner Rupali Begum.

Five of them including Rupali were admitted to Puthia Hospital in Rajshahi, said the OC.

Meanwhile, Salim Uddin was struck by lightning at noon while working in the field beside his home , he said.

Both the bodies were handed over to respective families, said OC Sirajul Islam.

Source: United News of Bangladesh