Dengue cases continue to rise


RAWALPINDI: Dengue fever cases in city continue to rise as two more persons with the symptoms of the disease were brought to the Allied Hospitals during last 24 hours.

The number of dengue fever patients in Allied Hospitals are continuously increasing while the district government, Health Department and others have made arrangements to control the situation.

However, the people are not satisfied with the arrangements as heaps of garbage can be seen lying in different parts of the city, which also servie as breeding places for mosquitoes.

Incharge Anti-dengue campaign in Rawal Town Dr Tahir Ahmed confirmed to APP that nine dengue? patients were admitted to the Allied Hospitals. Seven of them were discharged after recovery while only two were admitted in the District Headquarters Hospital, he added.

He said all efforts were being made to control dengue cases in the district. The situation was under control and it would end with the change of weather, he added.

Deputy District Health Officer Dr Aamir Sheikh said a full-scale fumigation drive was underway in different localities of the city, especially where dengue larva had been found.

He advised the residents to take precautionary measures and not to be panic as the dengue fever was curable with timely and proper treatment.

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