Dengue remains uncontrolled in KP as three more die

Tariq Saeed

Peshawar

Despite hectic efforts of the health authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the fatal dengue virus could not be brought under control as three more patients succumbed to the mosquito born deadly epidemic on Thursday in a Peshawar hospital taking the death toll to 31. The number of dengue affected patients in the province has mounted to over 8,000 which has also irked the Peshawar High Court that has expressed its displeasure over the measures adopted by the Health authorities and district administration in Peshawar asking them to adopt extra ordinary steps to control dengue fever.
According to official sources, the doctors and paramedical staff have conducted dengue tests of around 24000 persons in various hospitals and diagnostic centers, out of which six thousand patients were tested positive during screening of their bloods tests. Similarly thousands of people have also been tested positive in other districts of the province and tribal agencies.
In Peshawar Three more people lost their lives due to dengue virus on Thursday bringing the death toll from the outbreak in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to 3i, the Health officials said. A 14-year child is among the three victims died on Thursday at Khyber Teaching Hospital. Arbab Organzaib, father of deceased Bahadar Zaib told this agency that his 14-year child died of Dengue after spending 10-day at Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH).

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