Dengue claims another life in Islamabad Allied hospitals register 77 more dengue cases in 24 hours

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City Reporter

Dengue fever has claimed another life in Islamabad taking the death toll to 15 in the federal capital on Wednesday.

As many as 98 new cases of dengue patients were registered in Islamabad including 78 from rural areas and 20 from urban areas.

Islamabad DHO said that so far 3,035 people are infected with dengue fever in the federal capital.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 267 new cases of dengue fever were registered taking the tally to 7,253 cases across the province, however, 255 people also completely recovered from the dengue. The death toll stood at eight in KP.

PML-N MPA Sadia Teymour submitted a resolution in Punjab Assembly demanding a probe into the death of a young dengue patient.

Musa Asad (8) was undergoing treatment at Children’s Hospital in Lahore but died. His death must be investigated, the MPA demanded.

“Dengue has spread rapidly in the province and has reached at alarming levels: Dengue reported in Lahore has now exceeded 11,000 patients, however, the actual number is much higher,” the resolution stated.

As many as 77 more dengue cases had been brought to the allied hospitals of the Rawalpindi city during the last 24 hours, raising the tally of confirmed cases 2787.

District Coordinator Epidemics Prevention and Control (DCEPC), Dr Sajjad Mehmood, told Wednesday that the Holy Family Hospital (HFH) had registered 35, District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) 19, while 23 confirmed patients were registered with Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) in 24 hours.

“This year, around 2787 dengue cases were brought to the three public sector hospitals of the city so far, who were provided with the required treatment and 2690 discharged after recovery,” he informed.

To date, the health officer added that HFH had registered 1652 positive cases of dengue fever, DHQ 416, while 719 confirmed patients were registered with Benazir Bhutto Hospital.

“Presently 76 dengue patients are under treatment in HFH out of which 46 are positive, eight positive out of 12 in BBH and 43 confirmed cases out of the total 56 admitted in DHQ hospital,” he informed.

The health officer said that out of the total confirmed cases reported so far, 1873 belonged to the Rawalpindi district, while the number of patients in 2020 was 16 and 5969 in 2019.

Dr Sajjad further said that the tally of confirmed cases had reached 12,110 in Lahore and 4463 in Islamabad during the current year.

“Among the new cases reported during the last 24 hours, 20 were reported from Potohar town, 14 from Rawalpindi Cantonment area, nine from Metropolitan Corporation Rawalpindi, three each from Chaklala and Taxila cantonment, one from Gujjar Khan while the addresses of remaining cases were not confirmed yet”, the DCEPC said.

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