10-year-old dies of dengue at Dhaka hospital
A 10-year-old boy died of dengue at Dhaka's Square Hospital early today.
Shabab Sarwar was the lone child of Sarwar Hossain, editor, assignment of ATN News Limited.
A student of class three, Shabab was admitted to the hospital on Monday and was referred to the hospital's ICU on the same day, said Arafat Siddique, a senior reporter of ATN News.
Shabab, a resident of Dhaka's Banasree, was put on life support yesterday (Wednesday) and breathed his last at 1:10am today, Arafat said.
According to the death certificate, Shabab died of expanded dengue syndrome.
Dr Nazmul Islam, spokesperson of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), yesterday at a news bulletin said that the dengue situation could turn alarming again and it will be possible to face the situation if necessary measures are taken immediately.
His comment came at a time when the country has seen 1,025 dengue cases just in four days till yesterday.