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Health Experts Fear Dengue Resurgence in Lahore

Author: Hamna Bano
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Punjab Health Experts are fearing dengue resurge with the recent increase in the number of cases.

On Sunday, 26 June 2022, a concern was shown by the health department of Punjab as they suspected a dengue outbreak in the capital of the Province. After an increase in the COVID-19 cases, this is a huge crisis for the authorities.

As details reported, after the outbreak of coronavirus in Lahore, this danger of dengue virus also began after the heavy rains. The administration expressed their fear of dengue resurgence after the rains.

A high-risk alert was issued by Chief Secretary Punjab in 10 towns of Lahore and secretaries were posted in the respective areas. The secretaries are expected to send the reports to the Secretary of Primary and Secondary Health Secretary Punjab.

Dengue is one of the fast-spreading viruses that have spread rapidly in recent years. By looking at the worsening situation, the district administration organized a walk to inform people of the precautionary measures for the control of dengue.

This walk is led by Umer Sher Chattha, Deputy Commissioner Lahore. It started from Sadr and concluded at Sadr Roundabout.

 

Addressing the participants, the DC said, “the walk was aimed at creating awareness among masses about the dengue virus and to sensitize them about the precautionary measures, adding that awareness seminars and walks were also being held at various points in the city.”

He called out the participants to keep a look at all the under-construction buildings, schools, and yards where there was stagnant water that might lead to the birth of dengue larvae.

Along with the Deputy Commissioner, the assistant commissioner Cantt, the chief executive officer of health, and a good number of participants became part of the walk.