The cold wind is blowing in Kurigram district. The lowest temperature was recorded in the morning on Thursday at 12.8 degree Celsious which is 5 degree Celsius has been decrease.
The day laborers as well as common and poor people are the worst sufferers. Kurigram is covered with blankets of dense fog from midnight to morning. Consequently the vehicles are moved switching head lights. The children and old men are being suffered. The number cold related patients are increasing who are rushing towards hospitals for treatment.
Residential Medical Officer of KurigramSadar Hospital Dr.Shahinur Rahman Sarder told that the number of children and old aged patients are on the rise with increasing cold wave. At present doubled patients are receiving treatment than number of beds in the hospital. They are admitting with diarrhea, Respiratory Tract Infection and other cold related diseases. We have enough medicines. We are performing treatment in spite of shortage of man power, he added.
On the other hand, the second hand warm cloth sellers are doing brisk business. Talking to second hand cloth trader Rana 34 and Enamul 46 at Nasar Uddin make ship market told this correspondent that the prices of second hand cloth have been increased in whole sale market. So the prices of warm clothes have also been increased in the retail at market in this year.
Jorina Begum 56 and Boitullah Miah 58 who came to Nasar Uddin market to buy second hand cloth told this correspondent that cold wind is blowing. So the traders are also increased prices of all items of second hand clothes. We have not purchased due to price hike. We are poor, we have not received a single blanket in the current winter season.
Officer-in-charge of Rajarhat Agricultural Observer Center (AOC)
Tuhin Miah informed that the lowest temperature in the district was recorded at 12.8 degree Celsiusin the morning on Thursday. The temperature may fall further in the next week, he added.