3,377 dengue cases reported in Punjab hospitals in 2019: report

September 28, 2019

The Punjab health department on Saturday disclosed that 199 cases of dengue have been reported in various hospitals across the province during the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 3,377 since the start of this year.

According to a report issued by the department, 2,608 patients — out of the total 3,377 — were discharged from hospitals after treatment.

The health department report said that six dengue patients across the province are in intensive care units, while the rest are out of danger.

During the last 24 hours, 119 dengue patients have been discharged from hospitals across the province.

The report, quoting the Dengue Expert Advisory Group, revealed that eight people have died of dengue during Jan 1 to Sept 27 period.

On the other hand, the provincial government has also paced up it efforts to destroy the larva and reproduction of dengue mosquito.

In this regard, the government teams checked 233,761 indoors and 70,647 outdoor spots and destroyed larvae at 1,707 points.

Similarly, 17 people were arrested and 740 others were warned during the past 24 hours for violating rules and regulations laid down for dengue prevention. The authorities also lodged 76 cases against different commercial places and sealed nine commercial spots.

Giving a breakdown of the statistics, the report revealed that 13 dengue cases have been reported from Lahore, 148 from Rawalpindi, six from Mandi Bahauddin, four each from Gujranwala and Gujrat, three each from Muzaffar Garh and Sargodha, two from Nankana, one each from Fasialabad and Shekhupura, while no case was reported from Multan during the past 24 hours.


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