ISLAMABAD: As many as 166 more patients with dengue fever reported government hospitals in Islamabad and Rawalpindi in in last 24 hours health officials said on Saturday.
C 85 new Patients, total amount of cases of season in federal capital reached 1819 people.
Moreover, while five people died of disease in in current season in capital.
District health officer Dr. Zaim Zia said 717 patients were registered in urban areas and 1,102 in rural areas. of in city.
The dengue virus is spread by the aedes aegypti mosquito. Majority common symptoms of Dengue fever is a subfebrile fever accompanied by joint and muscle pain.
No vaccine or specific treatment for dengue, but early detection and proper medical care can reduce mortality.
Otherwise, the disease can turn into a life-threatening hemorrhagic fever, which in queue can lead to bleeding and dangerously low blood pressure.
Rapid and unplanned urbanization, lack of of sanitation and climate change are fueling a surge in dengue infections.
No let-up in cases of dengue in garrison city like 81 new patients reported three government hospitals on Saturday.
A total of 243 confirmed patients have been hospitalized. in hospitals – 58 in Holy Family Hospital (HFH), 121 in Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) and 64 in District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ).
Of the hospitalized patients with dengue fever, 188 lived in Rawalpindi district, 46 in Islamabad, two in Karachi and one each to Bagh, Lahore, Sudanoti, Poonch, Mohmand and Batgram.
officials said 38 new cases were reported in Potojar city, 11 in Rawalpindi cantonment, 13 in city districts, five from Chaklala Cantonment and six from the countryside.
Meanwhile, Rawalpindi Commissioner Saqib Manan stated that first a priority of The administration was supposed to eradicate dengue larvae and avoid further distribution of virus.
He said a comprehensive plan would be written in chalk out for areas affected by a dengue outbreak.
He led officials concerned conduct site visits on daily and take steps to further improve surveillance.
The Commissioner expressed this opinion while presiding over meeting with a fever at the deputy commissioner office Rawalpindi. The Commissioner later visited HFH along with with Deputy Commissioner Tahir Farouk toured the dengue unit and visited patients.
He instructed the hospital administration ensure best as well as on- temporary access to patients.
Published in Dawn, September 25, 2022