Six children died in 72 hours: Winter sick

:: Peoples Time Online ::

At least six children including four newborns died due to winter sickness in last 72 hours in Thakurgaon district.

Civil Surgeon Khairul Kabir said, during last three days, more than 350 children have been admitted to the hospital due to winter sickness. In the last 24 hours, 193 children have been admitted to the hospital due to diarrhea and pneumonia. Of these, 80 with diarrheas, 90 with pneumonia, and 23 patients suffer from stomach pain. Outdoor treatment has been given to more than one and a half hundred children.

Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital’s pediatrician Dr. Shahjahan Newaz said that the parents are advised to take extra care of the children as well as to use hot clothes to protect children from winter-related diseases as well as to provide hot food. The number of child patients is increasing due to the increase of winter, reports the Daily Bangladesh.

Peoples Time/HG

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