Bangladesh govt failed to tackle dengue, says GM Quader

Bangladesh govt failed to tackle dengue, says GM Quader

Agency News

Dhaka, Aug 3: Jatiya Party Chairman Bangladesh GM Quader on Saturday said that the ruling Awami League government utterly failed to tackle dengue which spread across the Bangladesh.

While distributing relief goods among flood victims at Pachgachi College in Kurigram Sadar Upazila, Quader criticised the government for the carelessness. Earlier on Friday, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said that 1,687 new patients were hospitalised across the country in the last 24 hours until that morning. Of them, 996 cases were reported from Dhaka alone. Thirty-eight patients were admitted to hospitals in Rangpur Division.

Official data showed that 21,235 people were hospitalised with dengue since 1 January. Of them, 18,842 patients were admitted to hospitals since 2 July. So far, 14,639 people were discharged from hospitals. Quader, who became the party chairman after the death of his brother and former military dictator HM Ershad last month, said that there is competition but no conflict in the Jatiya Party.

Jatiya Party secretary general Mashiur Rahman Ranga, adviser AKM Mostafizur Rahman Mostak, major (retd) Asafudullah, vice-chairman Adelur Rahman Adel, Ponir Uddin Ahmed, MA Razzak Khan, among others were present. UNI