Authorities Has Spent 400 Crores On Dengue Therapy: Well being Minister
Well being and Household Welfare Minister Zahid Malek stated that the federal government has spent about Tk 400 crore within the Dengue remedy of this season. The federal government is spending a median of fifty thousand rupees on a dengue affected person.
On Sunday (August 27) afternoon on the Sheraton Lodge within the capital, he offered this info at a dialogue assembly on what to do to fight dengue.
The well being minister stated: 70 p.c of the full dengue sufferers within the nation are being handled in authorities hospitals. And 30 p.c within the personal sector. Dengue remedy is being offered freed from value in authorities hospitals. A mean of fifty thousand rupees is being spent per affected person. As such, the federal government has spent about 400 crore rupees on dengue remedy this season.
He stated: 1 lakh 12 thousand 184 dengue sufferers have been admitted this season. Amongst them, 1 lakh 3 thousand 411 returned house after Dengue remedy. And 537 individuals died. 8236 persons are nonetheless hospitalized. Ladies are much less affected however die extra. About twice as many ladies die as males. They die extra as a result of they delay getting remedy. Possibly they don’t seem to be being observed.
Zaheed Malik stated that two varieties of dengue sufferers have been handled on the hospital. Many require platelets and ICU. Many are cured solely with drugs. 65 p.c of the full sufferers admitted to hospitals within the nation are males. 65 p.c of dengue deaths are girls and 35 p.c are males. Half of the sufferers are in Dhaka, the remainder are exterior. If we are able to management the sufferers in Dhaka, we are able to cut back the illness by half.
He additionally stated, now it’s our duty to supply Dengue remedy. We’re giving it. Now we have taken care of sufferers together with saline. Sharing info with everybody together with Metropolis Company. Serving to them forestall AIDS. We try to get info from different nations of the world. Dengue can’t be managed by anybody alone. Controlling dengue requires everybody’s cooperation with out blaming one another.
Stakeholders concerned in dengue administration together with Ministry of Health, Ministry of Native Authorities, Dhaka North and South Metropolis Company have been current presently.