Secy Health reviews dengue situation in Province

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Staff Reporter

Secretary Health Imran Sikandar Baloch reviewed the current situation of Dengue in the whole province.

Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare department Imran Sikandar Baloch directed the Department to intensify the dengue prevention activities across Punjab.

In this regard, he appealed to take special care of cleanliness and no garbage should be thrown in open places and Monsoon rains season have also started.

Precautionary measures against Dengue are very important. Citizens should be more responsible for preventing Dengue during monsoon; especially rainwater should not accumulate in residential areas.

In the last 24 hours, five dengue patients were reported from across the province. During this year total of 142 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported from all the hospitals from whole Punjab and out of all confirmed patients, 95 patients have been reported from Lahore.

At present, a total of 5 patients are undergoing treatment across Punjab out of which 2 patients are undergoing treatment at Fatima Memorial Hospital Lahore,1 at Doctors Hospital Lahore while 2 at Sir Gangaram Hospital Lahore.

In last 24 hours, 396,876 indoor locations were checked across the Punjab while 89,382 outdoor locations were checked, while larvae were destroyed from 1269 locations.

In Lahore 51,488 indoor places were checked for dengue larvae 7,302 outdoor locations were checked and 805 positive containers were destroyed.

In this regard, Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch said that precautionary measures against dengue should also be taken besides taking precautionary measures against the Corona epidemic.

He appealed to all the religious scholars of Punjab to inform the worshipers coming to the mosques about the prevention of dengue further said do not to allow the storage of water at indoor and outdoor places; as hygiene can prevent dengue mosquito breeding. Be a responsible citizen by keeping your surroundings neat and clean.

He further said that the public is requested to extend full cooperation to the health department teams if they come to your home or business centers for the checking of dengue larvae, as dengue can be very fatal and is very dangerous fever that can cause death.

 

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