Monday, 12th April 2021

WHO warns on dengue situation in Bangladesh

Dhaka, July 20 (BAN/ AD): Dr Edwin Salvador, acting representative of World Health Organization (WHO) in Dhaka, has warned that the dengue situation in Bangladesh as alarming. He said that WHO will check the effectiveness of the medicine to kill the Aedes mosquito.

During a meeting with the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon he said about dengue situation.

“There are two ways to evaluate the situation -first, the number of dengue patients and second, the number of dengue suspects. The number of dengue patients is increasing along with the suspects. And, till now, the situation is deteriorating” He said.

He also added “We are working with the city corporation and the Health Ministry as they have their own strategies to deal with the situation. In this meeting, we talked to find out the gap of action and strategy.”

DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon said “If we fail to become aware, the situation may turn complex.” He added “We do not expect the situation to get difficult. Do not panic. Be conscious, careful and keep your homestead clean.”

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