LAHORE: Dengue fever cases are continuously increasing in the province but the virus is wreaking havoc in Lahore as most number of cases are being reported from the city.

Ninety confirmed cases of dengue fever have been reported across the province, including 81 in Lahore, during the last 24 hours.

The total number of dengue cases in the province has reached 1,082.

Lahore is the most-hit city as it has so far reported 905 confirm dengue cases, out of total 1,082 cases reported across Punjab.

Currently, 75 dengue patients are receiving treatment at public hospitals, including 54 patients in Lahore.

Meanwhile, the health department has sped up its campaign to destroy dengue larva as it inspected 336,902 indoor and 89,921 outdoor places. Dengue larvae were destroyed from 158 places, including 73 places in Lahore.

Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch stresses that the people should take protective measures to avoid dengue fever besides observing standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure protection from the coronavirus.

Mr Baloch stressed that the people should ensure cleanliness and wipe out stagnant water. He also urged the religious scholars to educate the people about the protection from dengue.

Published in Dawn, September 27th, 2021

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