89 dengue cases reported


As many as 89 dengue cases were reported in the district during the last month out of which 232 dengue patients recovered while one died. It was told in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Additional Deputy Commissioner Finance and Planning Muhammad Arshad Abbasi to review the dengue situation throughout the district and medical facilities for dengue patients in hospitals.

The meeting was attended by officials of the health and other relevant departments and a detailed briefing was given by the representatives of the health department regarding dengue surveillance, rapid response teams(RRT), survey, fumigation, community sessions and other measures against the prevention of dengue. The meeting was briefed that 29 RRT teams had been formed to carry out continuous surveys and concerned teams inspected stagnant and clean water places at homes.

Moreover, community sessions were also conducted and mosquito nets and awareness-raising pamphlets are distributed besides spraying potential places.