Rawalpindi: As many as 1,869 confirmed dengue cases had been brought to the allied hospitals of the city, out of which 1,791 were discharged after recovery, while 56 more cases were surfaced in the...
Rawalpindi: As many as 1,869 confirmed dengue cases had been brought to the allied hospitals of the city, out of which 1,791 were discharged after recovery, while 56 more cases were surfaced in the last 24 hours.
District Coordinator Epidemics Prevention and Control (DCEPC) Dr Sajjad Mehmood informed Thursday that presently 98 dengue patients were under treatment in Holy Family Hospital (HFH), out of which 42 were tested positive, eight positive out of 12 in Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) and 28 confirmed cases out of the total 49 admitted in District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ)," he added. Dr Sajjad informed that HFH had registered 1,153 positive cases of dengue fever, DHQ registered 237, while 479 had been registered with BBH.
He added that out of the total confirmed cases reported so far, 1,134 belonged to the Rawalpindi district while the remaining of the other districts included the Federal capital area. He informed that among the 56 new cases reported during the last 24 hours with 23 belonged to the Rawalpindi Cantonment area, six from Potohar Town, eight from Metropolitan Rawalpindi, three from Chaklala Cantt and one each case arrived from Taxila Cantonment, Gujjar Khan and Murree while the addresses of the remaining cases were not confirmed yet, he added.
Dr Sajjad that during indoor surveillance from October 13 to 21 in all tehsils of the district and cantonment areas, 263,443 houses were checked and larvae were found at 38,37 homes while 408 teams during outdoor surveillance checked 84,487 sites and larvae was located at 121 points.
Currently, he said prevention of the disease was the government’s priority, and the district health administration was working day and night to control the outbreak of the infection.