Dengue situation in Karachi goes bad to worse
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The dengue situation in Karachi has gotten bad to worse as three people have lost their lives from the disease on the same day taking the death tally to 30 in September. Simultaneously, 297 more cases reported in last 24 hours in the city. 3,843 dengue patients in total have been admitted to the hospital this month, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.
The spike in dengue cases in the Lahore city showed no significant decline rather, the city is witnessing a sharp surge in the cases.
As per reports, 108 news dengue cases have been reported in a single day in the city and the number of dengue fever patients has risen to 225, claiming one death due to dengue fever. In the last 24 hours, dengue larvae were recovered from 963 different places in the city.
It is to be noted here that dengue virus, gradually, has turned into an epidemic in Capital Provincial, although municipal authorities have been carrying out fumigation campaigns in order to eliminate dengue from the city and would continue this till December, but desired results have not been yielded yet.
On the other side, the dengue cases are taking a prominent high flight with each passing day in Federal territory. According to the District Health Officer Islamabad, the number of dengue cases surged to 1,734 over the past 24 hours, affecting 77 more people within a day in which 41 patients have arrived from rural areas, and 36 from urban locality, while the number of dengue-related fatalities rose to 5 so far.
There are 258 dengue patients at PIMS Hospital, 58 at the Polyclinic, and 36 at the Capital Hospital receiving treatment.
The District Health Officer further urged citizens that there is a need for whole-year to take preventive measures to eradicate dengue. We need to ensure that larvae do not form inside houses and outside localities. He advised locals not to accumulate water on pots, tires or open spaces anywhere.
Reporters: Azmat Awan, Kifayat Ali Shah