Nine more people succumb to dengue attack in Lahore, death toll surges 274



Nine more succumbed to dengue fever attack in the city, while the total death toll surged to 274 from 265, in Lahore, on Tuesday, October 18th.

Muhammad Yousaf, 45, a resident of Gujranwala lost his life due to dengue fever in Services Hospital, while Ijaz Ahmad, 70, a resident of Johar Town, Abdul Sattar, 65 and Shahbir Hussain, 55, the inhabitants of Mandi Bahauddin and Manawer Bibi, 50, a resident of Badami Bagh lost battle against dengue at Gangaram Hospital. Shaheen Fraz, 35, a resident of Kot Radha Kishan died due to dengue fever at Jinnah Hospital, whereas 60 years old Raj Bibi Kot Lakhpat and 50 years old Guddi Bibi of GOR-2 died of dengue at Services Hospital.

Around about 335 dengue patients were tested positive, of whom, 52 dengue sufferers are in Mayo Hospital, 32 in IPH and 27 in Sheik Zayed Hospital, on Tuesday. Approximately 20 dengue patients are in Ganga Ram Hospital, 41 in Services Hospital and 15 in LGH. Moreover, 40 dengue victims are in Jinnah Hospital and 21 in Children’s Hospital.  Almost 90 dengue patients are in both the private centres and other hospitals, in the city of Lahore.

According to reports, more or less 28,400 dengue cases have been tested positive in metropolitan area, of whom, over 17,000 victims belong to Lahore only.

The report further revealed a fact that almost 75% of the dengue patients would belong to the age group of 15 to 50 years. In the meantime, 70% of the dengue victims were males and 30% of the dengue sufferers were females.

Some other cities have been also affecting due to dengue virus in the Punjab metropolis. For example, four dengue patients had lost their lives due to dengue fever at various hospitals, in Faisalabad. Moreover, around about 25 dengue patients were admitted in different sanatoriums and healthcare centres in a chronic condition in the city.

On the other hand, 450 dengue patients were in the Nishtar Hospital and DHQ Multan. Furthermore, approximately 275 dengue fever cases were reported positive in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Tuesday. As many as 65 patients were admitted in a critical condition at different hospitals and healthcare centres in the province.

So far, the government of Punjab have failed to control over the dengue epidemic. Many people are of the view that government should have taken necessary measures against the dengue virus earlier. That led everyone in an extreme trauma in the province.