Dengue Claims 7 more today, Toll Reaches 198 In Punjab

In Lahore, 180 people succumbed to dengue so far whereas, overall death toll reaches 198 in Punjab. In form dengue completed double ton since 14 more people including former Editor Dhaka Times lost battle of life to the deadly virus on Friday.

The toll now stands at 195 in Punjab while 180 of the deaths have taken place in Lahore. A resident of Kot Khawaja Saeed, 24 year-old Rabia and Bahawal Nagar’s Aliza , 7, died of dengue in Mayo Hospital.

A 30 year-old Muhammad Ishaq has lost his life in District Headquarter Hospital of DG Khan. Guppy fish or Pakistan’s local goldfish is a hearty eater of the mosquitoes and larvae. Breeding the fish in water ponds is surely helpful.

Besides putting over a dozen more people on the list of dead in a day, the virus continued to force hundreds of Lahorites to go to public sector hospitals and private healthcare centres for preliminary tests. The number of dengue patients in hospitals of different cities is increasing with every passing day.

With 46 new patients, the number of dengue patients in Faisalabad has risen to 547. Indonesian experts said that it is crucial to develop awareness among people and how they can protect themselves from the virus.

They also said that nurses and paramedical staff also need to be trained so that they can handle the patients properly. . In Gujranwala, there are 101 dengue patients, in Sargodha 176, Dera Ghazi Khan 42 and in Sialkot 27 patients of dengue fever has been reported so far.

While, the Pakistan Cricket Board is again under the radar for insisting on holding the conditioning camp of the Pakistan team in Lahore which has been the worst hit by outbreak of dengue that has affected over 14,000 people until now in the Punjab province

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