Number of dengue patients reaches 125

Number of dengue patients reaches 125

RAWALPINDI: In an alarming development, the number of dengue patients has reached to 125 while cantonment

area has been affected the most, District Health Authority Focal Person Dr Zeeshan said.

Talking to APP, he said as the present weather is suitable for breeding of dengue larvae the number is continuously increasing while the district government and Health Authority have made arrangements to control the situation.

Dr said most cases are being reported from cantonment areas as number of cases have been reached to 45 while the departments have some hurdles to reach at sensitive places.

He said the deputy commissioner has directed the concerned officials to complete the updated report of dengue surveillance and sent it to Station Commander Rawalpindi Cantonment Board(RCB) for carrying out surveillance in prohibited areas.

Zeeshan said a full-scale fumigation drive is underway in different localities of the city especially where dengue larva has been found.

He advised the residents to take precautionary measures and not panic as dengue fever is curable with timely and prope r treatment,adding threat of dengue fever spread will end soon as the weather conditions change, he added.