Dengue virus claims 3 more lives in Punjab

Death toll in Punjab reaches 292, with 255 from Lahore alone.


Express October 29, 2011

LAHORE: The dengue virus claimed three lives on Saturday taking the death toll to 292 in Punjab, reported Express 24/7.

Allah Rakhi from Mughalpura was under treatment in Sheikh Zayed Hospital while the other two patients died in Services Hospital Lahore.

According to the report issued by Punjab Health Department, 242 dengue patients have been discharged after being treated during the last 24 hours.

More than 19, 300 patients have been discharged after being cured for the deadly virus.

According to official reports, out of 292 deaths, 255 are from Lahore alone.

Markets, trade centres to be fumigated during Eidul Azha: CM

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday that special arrangements have been made for the fumigation of markets and trade centres during the three days of Eidul Azha.


He said this while addressing a meeting to discuss the prevention of dengue in the Punjab province.


A detailed analysis was made of the current situation of dengue and the steps being taken to counter the deadly virus.


The provincial government has trained several doctors, nurses and family physicians for the treatment of dengue and more than 5, 000 donors have registered in the Punjab Bloodline.


However, the chief minister stressed that more efforts are required to combat the virus in the province.

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