Shivering cold has hit the country’s northern districts, disrupting normal life of people.
The lowest temperature of the country was recorded at 5.5 degrees Celsius at Srimangal on Monday, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).
According to the regular Met office bulletin, severe cold wave is sweeping over Nilphamari, Chuadanga and Moulvibazar districts. Mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Rajshahi and Barishal divisions and elsewhere over Rangpur and Khulna divisions and the regions of Sitakunda, Rangamati, Cumilla, Feni, Sandwip and Hatiya and it may continue.
Abdul Hye, District Relief and Rehabilitation officer, said already 57,000 warm clothes and blankets have been distributed from the government while some private organisations have come forward to make people warm during winter.
Manjurul Haque, deputy-director of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), said, potato and boro fields are affecting a lot due to thick fog.
In Magura, the normal life of low-income people have been affected badly in the district due to the cold wave.
Besides, the number of cold-related disease patients has increased day by day, forcing people to get admitted to the hospital.
The hospital staffs and doctors in the district are struggling a lot to provide health services to the people.
Besides, people were seen taking treatment lying on floor and veranda, causing immense sufferings to the people.
Nahida Yeasmin, a physician of Magura hospital, said “The number of cold-related patients is increasing day by day due to the cold wave. Most of the patients are complained of pneumonia and respiratory problem.”