Diarrhoea Patient Loaded

A young women lie down on the bed at the International Center for Diarrhoeal Diseases and Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) she is badly suffering from diarrhoea. In the Dhaka city this season the rate is alarming. Over 600 new patients show up every day and the ICDDR,B authorities are struggling to accommodate them. Temporary tents have been set up on the hospital premises.

The situation is not likely to get any batter soon until the water supply in Dhaka is improves. The diarrhoea patients might linger during April and May as the temperature rises, said the scientists of ICDDR,B. The expert suggests that everybody should drink boiled water and avoid unhygienic food. March 2009. Dhaka, Bangladesh

Photo:Monirul Alam