A file photo of the dengue ward at a public hospital in Pakistan. Photo: Online
Punjab intensifies dengue prevention activities

LAHORE:Punjab intensifies dengue prevention activities.

Efforts to save people from the region’s rising dengue virus outbreaks have boosted preventative efforts across the province. The health department is conducting operations across the province to eradicate dengue larvae on the orders of Punjab Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare (P&SH) Imran Sikandar Baloch. In the previous 24 hours, at least 136 dengue patients have been reported across the province.                                                                                                                                                                                Yesterday, 103 dengue cases were registered in Lahore, out of a total of 136.

Sikander stated that 17 dengue patients were reported from Rawalpindi, four from Sargodha, and three from Hafizabad, out of the total number of cases. Meanwhile, two dengue cases were reported in Sheikhupura and Okara, with one case each in Attock, Chakwal, Multan, Narowal, and Chiniot. So far this year, 1,436 confirmed dengue cases have been reported from across Punjab, according to Sikandar. Meanwhile, at least 1,180 confirmed dengue cases have been reported in Lahore.

“Precautionary measures against dengue are particularly vital in the monsoon season,” Sikander said.

“Citizens should take more responsibility to prevent dengue during the monsoon season,” he said.

Sharing his thoughts on stagnant water, he stated that rainwater should not gather in residential areas.
According to the secretary, health department workers checked 446,431 indoor locations and 104,947 outdoor locations across Punjab on Tuesday.
“The general public is asked to take cautious measures against dengue virus and coronavirus,” Sikandar said.
He asked all religious experts in Punjab to raise awareness about dengue prevention among mosquegoers.
Sikander continued: “Show that you are a responsible citizen by keeping your surroundings tidy.

Allow no water to gather inside or outside the home.”

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