7 dengue patients reported from Potohar town

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City Reporter

As many as seven more dengue cases were reported in Potohar town Rawalpindi during the last 24 hours, raising the tally of confirmed cases to 86 in the district.

This was stated by District Coordinator Epidemics Prevention and Control(DCEPC), Dr Sajjad Mehmood, here Monday.

He informed that among the new cases, four were reported from Chak Jalaldin and one from Dhama Syedan, Kulail and Girja in the Potohar town area.

Dr Sajjad added that around 86 confirmed cases had been reported in the district this year, including 44 from Potohar town urban area, 13 from Kahutta, seven from Rawalpindi Cantonment, six from Municipal Corporation Rawalpindi, four from Chaklala Cantonment, two from Taxila Cantonment while one of each patient had arrived from Gujjar Khan, Taxila rural and Potohar rural areas.

He further said that three cases were reported from outside districts in Rawalpindi.

The health officer informed that surveillance was underway to detect the existence of dengue larvae while punishing actions were also taken against dengue SOPs violators.

Dr Sajjad said that the district administration had sealed 327 premises, registered 814 FIRs, issued Challans to 997, notices to 4,827, and a fine of Rs 2,697,000 was imposed on violations of SOPs in various areas of the district from January 1, 2022, till date.

 

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