Two patients suffering from dengue died at Saidu Teaching Hospital (STH) on Tuesday, taking the official death toll in the district to 21.
STH spokesperson Dr Wasil Khan identified the deceased as Qadeen Khan, 30, a resident of Manglawar, and Suleman, 12, a resident of Mingora. “Both were receiving treatment at home and were brought to the hospital in a state of shock, following which they soon died,” he said.
Dr Wasil said 127 dengue patients have recently been admitted to STH, taking the total number of registered patients to 3,181. “A total of 2,782 patients have been discharged after complete recovery. Presently, 246 patients including 10 children are admitted to the hospital.”
He further said 84 patients were discharged from STH on Tuesday, adding 24 patients were suffering from complications and were under treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU).
According to the hospital’s record, one patient has been referred to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar. The total number of people infected with the virus in the district is 6,207, according to data available with the district health office.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 25th, 2013.