As many as 86 more cases of dengue infection were reported in hospitals across the city on Wednesday.
In other Punjab cities, 12 more cases of dengue were reported raising the total number of cases reported in the province so far to 762. Post Graduate Medical Institute Principal Prof Dr Tariq Salahuddin said that patients suffering from dengue fever were being treated with special care. A high level committee to closely monitor the treatment of dengue fever patients has been composed while the doctors and paramedical staff has been directed to ensure efficiency. Prof Salahuddin said that the weekly holidays of the staff of pathology lab have been cancelled. He said that a public address system had been installed in emergency ward of Lahore General Hospital to keep the patients and their attendants informed. He said that dengue was a curable disease. “Public should not be afraid of dengue; however, they should adopt preventive measures. He said that treatment facilities for dengue fever have been extended to hospitals all over the province on the directions of the chief minister.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th, 2011.