Helemul Alam

August 20, 2021
August 20, 2021

World Mosquito Day today: Lax monitoring led to surge in dengue cases

The absence of an effective mechanism to check Aedes mosquitoes, including proper and timely surveillance by the city corporations, is mainly to blame for dengue cases spiralling in the capital and...

August 18, 2021
August 18, 2021

Baby boom at Dhaka zoo

Thanks to the pandemic, the animals in Bangladesh National Zoo in Dhaka have had a blissful year, spared as they were the usual chaos, sound of vuvuzelas and prodding from curious onlookers.

August 17, 2021
August 17, 2021

Dengue deaths finally confirmed after months of delay

After months of stalling, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) yesterday finally announced that 25 people died of dengue at different hospitals across the country this year.

August 11, 2021
August 11, 2021

Dengue, Covid Double Blow:

As a person’s chance of being infected with both dengue and Covid-19 is rising, the health directorate has taken an initiative to train doctors involved in dengue treatment across the country...

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

Lightning Deaths: Steps not taken could’ve saved many lives

The government only recently decided to set up warning systems in 723 lightning prone areas in the country, even though 2,400 people died in lightning strikes over the past decade, including 19...

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Dengue Treatment: Hard to get amid Covid wave

Dengue patients have been struggling to find treatment at the public hospitals in the capital as the major facilities are burdened with Covid-19 patients.

July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021

Dengue cases rising in Dhaka: Key terminals, depots turn Aedes hotspots

Major terminals and depots in the capital have become ideal breeding grounds for Aedes mosquito, the carrier of dengue virus, thanks to puddles formed in discarded tyres and plastic containers.

July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021

Dengue Menace: Deadlier variant at work again

Most of the dengue patients this year are being infected by Serotype-3, a variant of the dengue virus which can increase mortality risk, warn doctors.

July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021

Dengue menace on the prowl

Surpassing the total number of cases last year, at least 1,430 dengue patients were hospitalised just this month, indicating an alarming rise in the Aedes-borne disease.

July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021

Dealing with Pandemic Fallout: Over 17 lakh get govt cash support

The government recently distributed cash support worth Tk 450 crore to around 17.24 lakh day labourers, transport workers, and small traders, as part of its recent announcement of a Tk 3,200 crore...