SECRETARY HEALTH IMRAN SIKANDAR BALOCH REVIEWED THE DAILY SITUATION OF DENGUE ACTIVITIES ACROSS WHOLE PROVINCE

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ON THE DIRECTION OF SECRETARY PRIMARY AND SECONDARY HEALTHCARE DEPARTMENT, DENGUE PREVENTION ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN INTENSIFIED ACROSS THE PUNJAB

DURING THE LAST 24 HOURS, 402 DENGUE PATIENTS REPORTED ACROSS THE PROVINCE. SECRETARY PRIMARY & SECONDARY HEALTHCARE DEPARTMENT, IMRAN SIKANDAR BALOCH

ALL CITIZENS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO TAKE SPECIAL CARE OF CLEANLINESS; HE APPEALED THAT NO GARBAGE SHOULD BE THROWN IN OPEN PLACES AS IT WILL GREATLY HELP TO PREVENT DENGUE. THE DEPARTMENT IS WORKING HARD TO ERADICATE DENGUE LARVAE AND STEPS ARE BEING TAKEN TO CURB THE SPREAD OF DENGUE ESPECIALLY FROM THE START OF MONSOON SEASON: SECRETARY P&SHD IMRAN SIKANDAR BALOCH

LAHORE, October 16:

Secretary Health Imran Sikandar Baloch reviewed the current situation of Dengue in the whole province. Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare department Imran Sikandar Baloch directed the Department to intensify the dengue prevention activities across the Punjab. In this regard, he appealed to take special care of cleanliness and no garbage should be thrown in open places and Monsoon rains season have also started. Precautionary measures against Dengue are very important. Citizens should be more responsible in preventing Dengue during monsoon; especially rainwater should not accumulate in residential areas.

During the last 24 hours, 402 confirmed cases of dengue are reported across the province out of which 319 confirmed cases are reported from Lahore, 42 from Rawalpindi, 06 from Okara and Attock, 4 from Nankana Sahib Bahawalnagr and Faislabad. Similarly, 3 dengue patients were reported from Gujranwala and Sargodha and 2 cases from Dera Gazi Khan, Kasur and Sialkot respectively. So far this year, 6,189 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported across the whole province while 4,539 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported from Lahore so far. 18 deaths have been reported from all over Punjab and a total of 1,506 patients are admitted across Punjab out of which 673 patients are admitted in hospitals of Lahore, while 833 patients are admitted in hospitals of other cities of Punjab.

While talking about availability of beds for dengue patients in hospitals of Punjab, Health Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch said that 3,286 beds are currently allocated for dengue in hospitals across Punjab. Out of which 1,506 beds are currently occupied. While 1,110 beds have been allocated for dengue in the hospitals of Lahore out of which 773 are currently occupied.

In last 24 hours 433,411 indoor locations were checked across the Punjab while 99,575 outdoor locations were checked, while larvae were destroyed from 2,070 locations. In Lahore 51,407 indoor places were checked for dengue larvae 11,927 outdoor locations were checked and 1,172 positive containers were destroyed.

In this regard, Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch said that precautionary measures against dengue should also be taken besides of taking precautionary measures against Corona epidemic. He appealed to all the religious scholars of Punjab to inform the worshipers coming to the mosques about the prevention of dengue further said do not allow the storage of water at indoor and outdoor places; as hygiene can prevent dengue mosquito breeding. Be a responsible citizen by keep your surroundings neat and clean. He further said that the public is requested to extend full cooperation to the health department teams if they come to your home or business centers for the checking of dengue larvae, as dengue can be very fatal and is a very dangerous fever which can cause death.

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