169 more afflicted with dengue fever in Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab recorded 169 more cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever during the previous 24 hours.

Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Imran Sikandar Baloch stated that there are a total of 428 dengue fever patients under treatment in hospitals across the province.

As many as 3,975 cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been reported in Punjab this season, out of which 3,145 surfaced in Lahore, the health secretary said.

On Sunday, a 26-year-old man died of dengue hemorrhagic fever at Lahore’s Mayo Hospital. The medical superintendent (MS) of the hospital said the man suffering from the mosquito-borne disease was brought to the medical facility in critical condition.

The patient was put on a ventilator but could not survive, the MS added. Following the man’s death, his heirs and relatives manhandled the staff of the hospital and damaged some property.

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