Six deaths occurred due to dengue fever during the last 24 hours bringing the total number of fatalities due to the virus to 258 in Punjab and 230 in Lahore.
As many as 286 new dengue patients were reported in Punjab during the last 24 hours out of which 175 were in Lahore. Also, 17,795 dengue patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals in Punjab so far, out of which 15,229 were from Lahore. Services Institute of Medical Sciences principal Prof Dr Faisal Masood has said that the process of training young doctors and nurses in diagnosing and treating dengue is continuing in all teaching hospitals of Punjab. PRESS RELEASE
Published in The Express Tribune, October 21st, 2011.
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