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LHC seeks report on dengue outbreak

LHC seeks report on dengue outbreak

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday sought report and parawise comments from the Punjab health secretary, the district coordination officer and the Solid Waste Management managing director within seven days, on a petition claiming that dengue fever in Punjab was taking shape of an epidemic owing to negligence on the part of the government.
Justice Sheikh Ahmad Farooq passed the order on a petition filed by Ahmad Ghani, a resident of Lahore, through his counsel

Dengue mosquitoes still buzzing in Lahore

The newly-appointed Lahore district coordination officer (DCO) and the executive district officer (EDO) (Health) have failed to control dengue virus, as the number of dengue patients being admitted to hospitals across Lahore is increasing constantly, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif suspended former EDO health Dr Fayaz Ranjha over negligence in controlling the anti-dengue operation, and appointed Health Services Director Dr Umar Farooq

Sindh govt stops funds for dengue cure

As the number of cases of the deadly mosquito-borne disease Dengue is on the rise, Health Minister Sindh Dr Sagheer Ahmed has warned that the number of cases this year is much higher than the total number registered in last three years, adding that the government needed to take an immediate notice of the situation.
The government, least interested, has stopped the release of the annually allocated Rs 20 million for the treatment and prevention of the disease and has

62 dengue cases show up in Lahore over last 24 hours

As many as 62 new cases of dengue fever have been reported in Lahore while a man has been diagnosed with the virus in Okara during the last 24 hours, a spokesman for the Punjab Health Department said on Sunday.
According to details, 15 cases of dengue fever were reported at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, four at the Institute of Public Health, one at the Post Graduate Medical Institute, 18 at the City District Government dispensary, and the same number of patients were

Secretary health inspects dengue treatment

Free diagnostic and treatment facilities have been provided to dengue fever patients in the government hospitals on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif and hospitals’ administrations have been directed to give special attention to patients, said Secretary Health Punjab Fawad Hassan Fawad during his visit to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) and Mayo Hospital where he enquired about the health of dengue patients and reviewed the arrangements for

‘CDGL failed to counter dengue adequately’

LAHORE: With number of dengue patients rising steadily, this year too the City District Government Lahore (CDGL) has failed to devise a long term strategy to cope with the virus, said Dr Salmaan Kazmi, the general secretary of the Young Doctors Association (YDA).
According to the Punjab Health Department, 92 fresh dengue fever cases were reported in Lahore in just one day on Tuesday, raising the total number of dengue cases in Lahore to 251. 39 dengue cases were reported at Kot

Papaya leaf juice can cure dengue

LAHORE: Nature has a way of its own, nicely put indeed. The dengue cases continue to rise in the city and the medications continue to fall short. What has not failed is the juice of papaya’s leaves that has now proven to be one of the best cures for dengue fever, though it has not been scientifically proven yet.
Dozens of dengue patients benefited from the juice and even some medical doctors also prescribe it as an effective treatment for the disease. The complications the

Dengue endemic in Hazara division and Shangla

PESHAWAR: Dengue infection is endemic in Hazara division and Shangla district of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, stated an official handout here on Monday.
The peek time of dengue infection is from March to October. Such cases occur every year in these areas. Recent infection is reported from Dhab No 2, Mansehra city, village on Khaki Road, Lohar Banda, Hari Mera, Khaki, Ogai, Buffa, Khwajgan and Jaloo. Cause of the infection is reported to be the water reservoir across Khaki, says a report

CDA to launch campaign for dengue fever

 Three phases of the campaign includes the fumigation of slum areas, green belts, blocks and govt accommodations
 They also plan to make the public aware of precautionary measure against dengue
The Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi, taking serious notice of the outbreak of dengue fever, has ordered an extensive campaign for its control and mitigation.
This was said during a meeting to review the measures