Mingora. Casualties from dengue continue to increase in Swat as four more people died on Wednesday in Saidu Teaching Hospital (STH), taking the unofficial death toll to 39.
STH spokesperson Dr Wasil Ahmed, however, only confirmed 25 deaths.
According to Dr Ahmed, 22-year-old Zahid Ali, a resident of Charbagh and 30-year-old Gohar Alam, a resident of Malookabad were brought to the hospital in shock and later died.
The other deceased, Mohammad Rome, a resident of Aqba Saidu Sharif and Sardar, a resident of Manglawar were said to be receiving treatment at home.
He added 82 new patients were admitted to the hospital on Wednesday taking the total number of registered patients to 3,303 while 2,903 have been cured and discharged. “Currently, 219 patients are hospitalised, including 152 men and 67 women,” said the doctor.
He added 34 patients were suffering from complications. “A total of 29 patients including 22 males and seven females are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit while one has been referred to the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar,” said Dr Ahmed.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 26th, 2013.