45 cases of dengue reported in Lahore so far: Health deptt

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City Reporter

As many as 1,869 dengue cases have been reported throughout the province so far, out of which 1,722 were in Rawalpindi and only 45 cases were reported in Lahore.
This was stated by a spokesman for the Health Department through a handout, issued here on Thursday.
He said that measures had been taken for reducing the price of test fee in private hospitals whereas the same test would be conducted free of cost in government hospitals.
He said that steps were being taken on war footing for coping with the dengue disease by imposing an emergency in Rawalpindi. Four dengue patients have so far died in the province; one in Faisalabad and three in Rawalpindi.
More than 500 workers have been recruited as members of the surveillance teams to control dengue in Rawalpindi, he added.