Punjab reports two more dengue fever cases

LAHORE: The number of confirmed dengue fever cases in Punjab has reached 115 this year so far, after the detection of two new cases on Monday.

According to a spokesperson of the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Punjab Captain retired Muhammad Usman, the fresh cases were reported in Lahore and the patients are under treatment.

He further stated that no deaths have been reported in the ongoing year due to the dengue virus, adding that 105 people have recovered their health, while five are still under treatment.

Earlier in the month of August, as many as 533 suspected patients of dengue fever were reported in Punjab in a single day.

The patients after tests were declared healthy and were allowed to leave for their homes.

Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid earlier said that the provincial government was taking all-out measures to cope with the menace of dengue fever.

“The ratio of dengue cases have substantially been reduced due to the efforts made by the district authorities and other concerned departments,” she said.

She directed to carry out effective measure for preventing the growth of dengue larva. The minister said that dengue patients were being provided best medical facilities at public sector hospitals in Punjab.