More than a hundred patients got admitted to the 250-Bed Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital in the last three days, said Dr Mahbubur Rahman.
“Most of the patients are children and newborns,” he said. “The number of people being affected by the diseases has spiked because of cold and other reasons.”
Meanwhile, the number of such patients has also increased at other hospitals of the district.
“The number of children and newborns suffering from diarrhoea and pneumonia is high,” Sirajganj Civil Surgeon Dr Jahidul Islam said.
He said doctors at concerned hospitals have been ordered to carry out their duties properly.