A Cordial Visit of Rangpur Divisional Commissioner at Rangpur Community Medical College and hospital
Rangpur Divisional Commissioner K M Tariqul Islam paid a significant visit to Rangpur Community Medical Hospital on Tuesday 30th July 2019. He is highly concerned about the spreading Dengue Fever in Rangpur. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection causing severe flu-like illness and, sometimes causing a potentially lethal complication called severe dengue. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the main vector that transmits the virus that causes dengue. The virus is passed to humans through the bites of an infective female Aedes mosquito, which mainly acquires the virus while feeding on the blood of an infected person. The virus circulates in the blood of an infected person for 2 to 7 days, at approximately the same time that the person develops a fever. Patients who are already infected with the dengue virus can transmit the infection via Aedes mosquitoes after the first symptoms appear which normally occur within 4 to 5 days to maximum 12 days. The dengue virus is spreading its wings aggressively, both in Dhaka and the outer districts, with one patient being hospitalized every two minutes as of on Saturday. With this, the number of patients suffering from dengue, who have been hospitalized in the first seven months of this year, has surpassed the highest tally of the last two decades. Rangpur Divisional Commissioner K M Tariqul Islam has recently mentioned that the reporting on the number of people affected by dengue has been increasing day by day which should be controlled within a short time span by eradicating the source of this disease. Rangpur Divisional Commissioner K M Tariqul Islam visited the hospital dengue section which is dedicated to this disease and its care to cure the admitted 7 patients till that day. He also paid a visit to other sections of the hospital building. He praised the hospital facility and management to provide better medical care to the patients. He also attended the significant meeting with the authorities of Rangpur Community Medical College hospital as well as Rangpur Dental College. This initiative has been taken to fight against the Aedes mosquito and this mosquito-borne disease Dengue fever.
| 09-Oct-2019 |