Punjab reports alarming increase in dengue cases
LAHORE: Punjab is reporting the most dengue cases and Lahore is being effected the most and has reported eighty-seven cases of Dengue in 24 hours.
According to the statistics, 588 cases have been reported from Lahore, and the remaining were recorded in Rawalpindi, Multan, Vehari, and Muzaffargarh taking the toll to 662 in Punjab.
Moreover, Over 49 dengue patients are hospitalised and most of them are in critical condition.
However, Yesterday, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar directed the concerned authorities to launch an anti-dengue campaign in Punjab, the orders were issued after a death reported in the province.
Similarly in 2020, Dangers of dengue virus increased in Punjab. The Dengue Expert Advisory Group expressed serious concerns over the readiness of the Punjab Health Department.
Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Faisalabad and Multan were declared as hotspots for dengue due to possible dangers of dengue mosquito.
The Expert Advisory Group had expressed dissatisfaction with the Department of Primary and Secondary Health’s preparations for dengue prevention.
It was informed in the meeting of the advisory group that the health department was not trained the doctors in the cities with possible hotspots. Dengue cases were being reported in the province but the actual statistics were not being disclosed by the health department.
According to officials, the number of dengue larvae is increasing dangerously due to humidity and rains in the air.
On the other hand, the performance of the health department including the Punjab Health Care Commission for its prevention and treatment is still zero.