Dengue claims two more lives in Lahore
Patients take rest on beds arranged inside a makeshift dengue ward in a hospital. AFP
Two more persons succumbed to the dengue fever in Lahore during the last 24 hours as the virus shows no sign of retreat, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.
At the same time, the health department has confirmed 365 more cases in the provincial capital.
Giving further details, the department said that out of 37,274 indoor and 7,530 outdoor sites its teams checked in the city yesterday (Sunday, October 24), it killed dengue larvae at 543 places.
125 infections reported in Islamabad
The situation in Islamabad is not encouraging either as 125 more cases of the virus were reported from the city and its outskirts during the past 24 hours.
According to the district health officer (DHO), presently there are 2, 292 positive patients in the federal capital and its surroundings.
Out of 125 fresh cases, he added, 58 were reported from the capital’s rural areas, thus taking the total number of people infected with the virus in these areas to 1, 774.
The DHO disclosed that 67 more dengue cases were detected in the city itself during the period under review, hence taking the total number of infected people to 1, 218.
In view of the surge in the cases of dengue fever, the Directorate of Health Services and Capital Development Authority (CDA) have together completed the task of spraying different parts of the capital.
24News has learnt that so far fumigation has been completed in 4, 000 streets of Islamabad, while 300 different pesticides are being sprayed in order to kill the mosquitoes on a daily basis.
The CDA has also launched an awareness campaign.
The Authority has also directed all concerned departments to utilize all resources to ensure the extermination of the dengue larvae in the federal capital.
Reporters: Azmat Awan, Saba Bajair