Dengue death toll rises to 839

Vatara General Hospital closed

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) launches awareness programme by campaigning a symbolic mosquito as dengue outbreak has surged dramatically in Bangladesh. This photo was taken on Monday.

Staff Reporter :
The country on Monday recorded 17 more deaths from dengue while 3,084 fresh patients admitted to different hospitals in the last 24 hours.

“The authorities recorded 839 dengue deaths between January 1, 2023 and September 18,” a press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

A total of 894 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city during the period, while 2,190 were admitted to different hospitals outside it, the DGHS daily statement said.

The number of 839 deaths from the vector-borne disease, were the highest in a year since dengue was detected in 2000, while 281 died last year, the DGHS data showed.

As per the data, the total number of patients rose to 1,70,768, with the new cases.

This year, about 159,839 patients were released from different hospitals out of the total admitted persons.

Meanwhile, a total of 10,032 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals now. Among them, 3,861 are in capital city while 6,171 are outside of Dhaka.

On September 2, Bangladesh recorded 21 dengue-related deaths, the highest number in a single day, this year, while the country reported 20 dengue-linked deaths, the second highest deaths during the current year, on September 7.


The authorities have recorded the highest number of
dengue positive cases outside Dhaka in August this year, it showed the mosquito disease gripped the entire country.

August witnessed 71,976 dengue positive cases, the highest cases in a single month since dengue outbreak began in 2000 in the country, while 342 dengue-related deaths were reported in the current month, the DGHS statement said.

Vatara General Hospital closed The DGHS on Monday shutdown the private Vatara General Hospital in Dhaka for collecting extra charge as dengue test fees and not renewing its registration.

Dr. Belal Hossain, Deputy Director of Clinics and Hospitals of DGHS, confirmed the information.

“Our campaign is ongoing. We have closed Vatara General Hospital based on several complaints received.

We will continue this activity for a few more days to stop charging extra fees and such other irregularities,” Dr. Belal said.

Earlier, in an urgent virtual press conference on Sunday, DGHS’s Additional Director General Professor Dr. Ahmedul Kabir announced a fresh drive against illegal clinics, diagnostic centers, and hospitals to curb misdeeds.