Again there is a surge in the number of dengue fever cases in Rawalpindi as 36 new patients were diagnosed with this infection during the last 24 hours. Due to this surge, three areas of Rawalpindi are considered red zones, and these areas are Girja Road, Jala Din, and Dawairi.
Dr. Sajjad Mehmood, District Coordinator for Epidemics Prevention and Control, in his statement said that the number of dengue patients across the district is increasing. He further said that the district health authority and other institutions are taking measures to control the situation.
ڈپٹی کمشنر راولپنڈی طاہر فاروق کا چک جلال دین گرجا روڈ کا دورہ ۔دورے کے دوران ڈینگی سرویلنس کا تفصیلی جائزہ لیا ۔— DC Rawalpindi (@DCRawalpindi) August 24, 2022
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The coordinator said that dengue cases are even coming from rural areas of Rawalpindi. He told the media that during the last 24 hours, around 142 suspected patients of dengue fever were brought to the different medical facilities. Out of 142 patients, 36 people tested positive for dengue fever.
Dr. Sajjad also said that ten dengue patients were admitted to Holy Family Hospital and other patients were admitted to Benazir Bhutto and District Headquarters Hospital.
The district administration has sealed more than 350 places, registered 897 FIRs, and imposed a fine of more than three million on people who were not following the dengue SOPs in various areas of Rawalpindi since Jan 2022.
The commissioner of Rawalpindi ordered to send of mobile laboratories to the affected areas and also set up a camp to spread awareness among people. The commissioner also ordered the health department to send their staff to stop the spread of dengue fever at the initial level.
There is also a surge in dengue fever cases in other cities in Punjab. During the last 24 hours, twelve patients from Lahore and one from Faisalabad tested positive for dengue fever.