Dengue Virus Affects Over 100 People in Twin Cities


by Naba Batool

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According to the latest reports, Islamabad and Rawalpindi have reported 137 infected residents in the span of 24 hours. The twin cities have also alarmed about the 6 fatalities.

In the rural areas, the health majority have reported 43 new cases and 30 cases have been reported in the urban areas. 47 cases were reported from private labs while 13 cases were confirmed by the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences.

On the other hand, the situation in Rawalpindi is also getting drastic with every passing day. During the past some months since the weather session the country has raked in 2,250 new cases.

Currently, 270 confirmed dengue patients are residing in the medical health care facilities around the city. With 72 patients in Holy Family Hospital, 120 patients in Benazir Bhutto Hospital and 78 patients in DHQ.

Out of the total fraction of 188 patients, almost 50 belong to Islamabad, two of them are from Haripur and one each is from Abbottabad, Bagh, Mianwali and Rajanpur, respectively.

The District Health Authority has stated that most of the patients belong to Potohar Town, Dhoke Kala Khan, Qayyumabad, Dhoke Ali Akbar, Hazara Colony, Dhoke Hassu, Khana Dak, Chakala, Chakri, Chaman Bazar, and Bangish Colony.

Dr Anser Ishaq who is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer said that there are fewer hospitalizations this week as compared to previous weeks which cements that the dengue campaign has been a successful one in its run.

The health authorities put special focus on the 33 union council where most of the dengue cases were being reported. Yesterday’s rain situation and weather forecast have also urged the authorities to fog the low-lying areas.

People are also requested to keep their rooftops clean. Furthermore, 2,388 FIRs are also registered for violating anti-dengue SOPs.