Dengue claims two more lives

367 total dengue cases in Rawalpindi

APP August 30, 2022


District Coordinator Epidemics Prevention and Control (DCEPC) Dr Sajjad Mehmood, on Monday said that two dengue patients had died, while the total confirmed cases reached 367 in the Rawalpindi district.

The health officer informed that as many as 27 new patients arrived during the last hours, including 18 from Potohar town urban area, one from Chak Jalaldin, Rawalpindi Cantonment and Kahutta, while six cases were reported from outside districts in Rawalpindi counting four from Islamabad and one each from Multan and Jehlum.

During the last 24 hours, 213 dengue fever suspects had been brought to the district's health facilities, while the district administration had registered 38 FIRs, issued notices to 114, challan to 51, sealed four premises, and a fine of Rs150,100 imposed against the violations of dengue SOPs, he added.

Presently, he said, 15 patients who tested positive were admitted to the Holy Family Hospital, 13 to Benazir Bhutto Hospital and ten to the District Headquarters Hospital.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2022.


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