Hospital overstretched with dengue patients

  • A view of the paediatric ward of Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka. The hospital was treating 236 dengue patients on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A view of the paediatric ward of Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka. The hospital was treating 236 dengue patients on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A view of the paediatric ward of Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka. The hospital was treating 236 dengue patients on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A view of the paediatric ward of Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka. The hospital was treating 236 dengue patients on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Two child dengue patients share a bed at the paediatric ward of Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka. The hospital admitted as many as 16 children with the mosquito-borne disease on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Two child dengue patients share a bed at the paediatric ward of Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka. The hospital admitted as many as 16 children with the mosquito-borne disease on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Mohammad Rakib, a child from Basabo’s Madartek, lies on a bed at the paediatric ward of Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021. He was admitted to the hospital three days ago with dengue fever. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Mohammad Rakib, a child from Basabo’s Madartek, lies on a bed at the paediatric ward of Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021. He was admitted to the hospital three days ago with dengue fever. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The mother feeds 6-month-old dengue patient Tasmia Akter milk inside a mosquito net at the paediatric ward of Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The mother feeds 6-month-old dengue patient Tasmia Akter milk inside a mosquito net at the paediatric ward of Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A child dengue patient watches a video on a mobile phone sitting on the floor of Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A child dengue patient watches a video on a mobile phone sitting on the floor of Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The mother feeds Zannat Afrin, an 8-year-old dengue patient from Dholaikhal, at Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The mother feeds Zannat Afrin, an 8-year-old dengue patient from Dholaikhal, at Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Baby Raisa, an 11-month-old dengue patient from Bangshal and identified with a single name, lies on a bed at Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Baby Raisa, an 11-month-old dengue patient from Bangshal and identified with a single name, lies on a bed at Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove