Many cities are in the grip of dengue virus, cases on rise

By Arhama Altaf - Web Editor

11th September, 2019

The government has failed to curb the dengue virus in the federal capital as 53 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals of Islamabad on Wednesday.

According to the details, the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Polyclinic hospitals received 31 and 22 dengue cases respectively.

Meanwhile, 32 dengue patients were still under treatment at the dengue isolation ward of the PIMS, while 18 patients are under treatment at polyclinic hospital.

The health ministry said that allover 1713 cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever were brought to PIMS hospital so far.

According to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) sources, more than 1200 cases of dengue fever were reported in August, whereas, above 300 patients were confirmed with the virus in the first week of September.

Earlier in the day, a 14-year-old boy, resident of Rawalpindi on Wednesday died of dengue fever in Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital.

As per details, the boy named Aryan was admitted in the hospital few days back after being diagnosed with dengue larvae.

Apart from this, three other patients including two sisters have also been found infected with the virus.

With the recent increase in the number of patients fighting dengue, the toll of patients admitted in the Allied Hospital, this year has jumped to 27.

Twelve were found infected with the dengue virus endemic which is slowly becoming an epidemic in the region after the recent monsoon rains.

Member of the Provincial Assembly, Shahdad Khan called for an emergency assembly session over the spread of the virus which could prove fatal if not treated in the initial stages.

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