Punjab remains in the clutches of dengue as 215 new cases were reported on Wednesday. According to the latest Health Department data, a total of 10,758 dengue cases have been confirmed in 36 districts of the province this year.
Lahore is leading this unfortunate count with a staggering 4,675 cases so far, followed closely by Rawalpindi with 2,414, Multan with 1,069, Faisalabad with 518, and Gujranwala with 969 cases.
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During the past 24 hours, Lahore reported 117 new dengue cases, Rawalpindi reported 31, Multan 9, Gujranwala 29, Faisalabad 14, Sheikhupura 5 and Rahim Yar Khan two. Currently, 192 dengue patients are undergoing treatment in various hospitals across Punjab, with 103 of them in Lahore district hospitals.
Secretary of Health Punjab Ali Jaan Khan made a compelling plea to citizens, urging them to maintain clean and dry surroundings as a preventive measure against dengue fever.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 9th2023.
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