The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has warned that the country’s dengue situation could worsen amid the out-of-control surge in coronavirus infections across the country.
DGHS spokesman and line director, Prof. Dr. Nazmul Islam on Sunday expressed his deep concern regarding dengue, at a regular heath bulletin on coronavirus.
He said, "Coronavirus situation in the country is on the rise now. If the dengue situation deteriorates, it will be difficult for us to handle it."
The situation would continue to deteriorate if those responsible for mosquito control across the country do not try their best by all means, Dr. Nazmul said.
He advised the people to be much more aware in preventing dengue.
Everything including the rooftop flowerpots, the drains outside the houses should be kept clean.
The commode in the bathroom, buckets or anything else should not be left with water in them, especially if the house remains unoccupied for three days or more.
As aedes mosquitoes mainly bite during the day he also suggested day-time use of mosquito-nets while sleeping.
He said, if someone has a fever, they should be tested for dengue as well as corona.
And in case of treatment, the medicine must be taken on the advice of a registered doctor. If necessary, one could take treatment by contacting the hotline number of DGHS.