Recommends to provide medical treatment at free of cost to the affected patients
Secretary General urges government to take immediate effective steps to resist Chikungunya disease
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Secretary General Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has issued the following statement on 24th July, 2017 expressing deep concern as huge numbers of peoples are becoming affected by Chikungunya virus across Bangladesh.
“Severe panic and fear is prevailing among the fellow citizens of the country as huge numbers of peoples are becoming affected by Chikungunya virus in recent times.
Peoples in almost all families in the capital and other parts of the country are being affected by Chikungunya virus. 92 percent of these patients are suffering from severe fever; vomiting and 82 percent of them are suffering from acute pains in their limbs and joints. Usually it takes from 15 days to one month for a Chikungunya patient to achieve complete recovery. Chikungunya has turned into an epidemic form nationwide. This disease is occurred due to a certain mosquito and it has already created a major crisis even in the treatment level.
On last 21st and 22nd July, Dhaka South City Corporation authority has received 32 thousands phone calls from the Chikungunya affected patients just in 30 hours. Such information reveals the disastrous impact of the Chikungunya fever in our localities. The impact of the disease is comparatively more severe in the unhygienic slam areas. The health experts think, if adequate and effective measures are not taken, the disease will cause more sufferings till next September to October. But no visible initiatives are seen from the government to tackle the disease. As the incumbent government is not an elected authority, so they are not taking any swift measures for the treatment of the Chikungunya patients. At the same time, they are not undertaking any effective steps for tackling or resisting this disease.
I am urging the concerned authorities to take due steps to resist Chikungunya disease and also to provide medical treatment at free of cost to the affected patients.”