Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza on Sunday confirmed that over 10,000 people have been tested positive with dengue virus, so far.
“The number of infected patients may increase in upcoming days”, Dr. Zafar Mirza said in his statement issued here from Islamabad, today.
Detailing the number of patients province-wise, he said 2,363 cases were reported in Punjab, 2,258 in Sindh, 1,514 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and 1,752 cases have been registered in Baluchistan.
Dr. Mirza said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led federal cabinet is utilizing all possible available resources to control over increasing cases of dengue in the country.
Report regarding dengue cases is being prepared on daily basis and a Dengue Control and Operations Center has been established in Islamabad.
It is worthwhile mentioning here that, at least five dengue patients had died at various hospitals in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi over the past 24 hours.
Earlier, on Sept 21, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza had enlisted the help of private hospitals to deal with dengue outbreak in the twin cities.