The number of dengue fever infections has been steadily rising, and Rawalpindi has recorded the biggest 24-hour surge in dengue cases this year with 74 more cases.
Dr. Sajjad Mehmood, the DCEPC’s district coordinator, stated on Thursday that although plans had been made to contain the situation by the district administration, district health authority, and others, the number of dengue fever patients at district health facilities was still rising.
He claimed that 74 individuals had been diagnosed during the course of the previous 24 hours, 57 of whom were from Rawalpindi and the rest were from other districts.
In the city’s three hospitals, 132 people were admitted, including 52 to the Holy Family Hospital and 40 to each of the District Headquarters and Benazir Bhutto Hospital, he continued.
In the meantime, Marzia Saleem, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Headquarter, gave instructions to the concerned officials during a meeting to assess dengue arrangements to file FIRs against owners of commercial buildings if dengue larvae were discovered on their property.
According to her, the current weather was ideal for developing dengue larvae, so it was important to be watchful to stop the larvae from spreading.
Marzia gave the health officials orders to speed up anti-dengue surveillance measures for locating and eliminating larvae. She urged that;
The concerned officials to routinely visit the anti-dengue teams’ work sites to assess their effectiveness, stressing that any negligence in this area would not be permitted.
According to sources, the district administration of Rawalpindi sent a thorough report to the Punjab government regarding the widespread incidence of dengue fever among the populace.
Overall, 1,499 people have been proven to have the dengue virus so far; 10 instances have been reported from Chakwal, 8 from Attock, and 2 from Jhelum.
In Rawalpindi district, 84 people had the virus confirmed in the past day, and 548 instances had been reported in the previous week. This indicated that the sickness was spreading.
According to the figures in the study, at least three cases of dengue fever were confirmed over the course of the last seven days in the Attock district, two in Jhelum, and one in Chakwal.
It should be recalled that on September 12, a district magistrate implemented Section 144 to address the fatal dengue virus outbreak in the federal capital of Islamabad.
To stop the development of the mosquito-borne disease, Section 144 forbids tyre store owners from placing tyres in front of their businesses and requires city residents to use caution when watering plants.
Any infringement of the clause would result in legal action, the district magistrate sternly warned. Consult a doctor through Marham right away if you think you need one for dengue for the finest care possible.