253 more people diagnosed with dengue in Karachi
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Despite steps being taken by the federal and provincial governments to control spread of dengue in the country, there is no letup in cases of the virus as 253 more cases were reported from Karachi during the last 24 hours, 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.
The health department said that with 253 more cases, the total number of cases reported from the mega city this month had reached 5, 498 while so far 7,705 cases had been reported this year.
The department further said that the virus had so far claimed the lives of 33 people, most of whom belonged to District Central and District East of the city.
On the other hand, more and more people reported to different hospitals of the city with dengue symptoms.
The situation is no different in Islamabad where, too, there is no respite for people from the fever.
As many as 73 more people were diagnosed with the disease in the federal capital during the last 24 hours.
The district health officer (DHO) told media that four people were booked for violating the standard operating procedures (SOPs) devised to keep the virus from spreading.
On the other hand, Additional Deputy Commissioner Usman Ashraf chaired a meeting at which the concerned departments’ officials briefed him about the current situation and the measures they had taken to control spread of the virus.
Assistant commissioners, the health department officials and union councils’ secretaries submitted to him their reports.
He was informed that the health department teams had searched for the larvae at 48 places of the city.
Reporters: Irfan Abbasi, Shoaib Mukhtar