Dengue death toll in Lahore reaches 106

LAHORE – All measures taken by the Punjab government to contain dengue mosquito appear to be failing as another five people have succumbed to the deadly virus in Lahore on Tuesday taking death toll in Lahore to 106.
According to the Punjab Health Department, more than 10, 000 people have been affected by the mosquito-borne virus in Punjab so far.
The provincial government and medical experts term the virus a social problem instead of medical one. They say the virus could not be contained without public support.
People mostly women and children are continuously visiting city hospitals while the hospital administration said that it was not possible to satisfy each patient due to overwhelming number of patients.
Experts said that the virus might spread fast due to load shedding that has again started in the city. Therefore, it is critical to control load shedding in order to get control over the virus spread.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif chaired the session of dengue emergency meeting where it was decided that strict action would be taken against school administration that will not follow the instructions regarding school uniform.

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