Secretary Health Punjab review dengue situation in province

Lahore

LAHORE: 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 the 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 in preventing Dengue during monsoon; especially rainwater should not accumulate in residential areas.

In the last 24 hours, 26 Dengue patients are reported across the whole province. In last 24 hours 18 patients reported from Lahore, 3 from Rawalpindi, 2 from Gujranwala, whereas respectively 1 patient is reported from Faisalabad, Kasur and Khushab.

During this year total 364 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported from all the hospitals of whole Punjab and out of all confirmed patients, 291 patients have been reported from Lahore. At present a total of 17 patients are admitted across Punjab out of which 6 Dengue patients are admitted in the hospitals of Lahore. 3 patients are admitted in Fatima Memorial Hospital, 2 in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore and 1 patient in Services Hospital Lahore. 7 patients are admitted in Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi, 2 in District Headquarter Hospital Sargodha, whereas respectively 1 patient each is admitted in Benazir Bhutto Hospital Rawalpindi and District Head Quarter Rawalpindi.

In last 24 hours, 425,300 indoor locations were checked across the Punjab while 92,291, outdoor locations were checked, while larvae were destroyed from 1,948 locations. In Lahore 74,083 indoor places were checked for dengue larvae 10,589 outdoor locations were checked and 1300 positive containers were destroyed.

In this regard, Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch said that precautionary measures against dengue should also be taken besides of taking precautionary measures against 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 allow the storage of water at indoor and outdoor places; as hygiene can prevent dengue mosquito breeding. Be a responsible citizen by keep 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 a very dangerous fever which can cause death.

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