RAJSHAHI The temperature in the region has been declined by two degrees Celsius today that triggered further sufferings of the people caused by cold wave.
Local Met office recorded the season's lowest temperature 8.7 degrees
Celsius today against yesterday's 10.7 degrees Celsius in Rajshahi escalating its cold intensity.
Anwara Begum, Senior Observatory Officer of Rajshahi Meteorological
Office, said the lowest temperature is being fluctuated by two to three
degrees Celsius daily for the last couple of days.
So, the possibility of reducing cold wave is thin , she said, adding
that similar situation may continue till next two or three days.
Meanwhile, the life of the people living in the slums and chars on the
Ganges basin has become worse as they experience more cold bite than that of
Md Muniruzzaman, president of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industries,
said the unusual situation has forced the people to stay inside residences
and sufferings of the day labourers, rickshaw pullers and farm workers have
intensified further due to the cold.
The number of patients suffering from cold related diseases like cough,
fever and asthma have increased at different hospitals including Rajshahi
Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) for the last couple of days, said Dr
Saiful Ferdous, Deputy Director of RMCH.
He said around 100 patients inflicted with cold-related diseases are being
admitted in the hospital every day.
Cultivation of potato, chili and Irri-Boro may be affected if the situation
continues , said Dev Dulal Dhali, Deputy Director of the Department of
Meanwhile, the district and upazila administrations, authorities,
organisations, public and private bodies and many NGOs have intensified
distribution of warm clothes among the cold-hit people.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)