ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken strict notice of dengue outbreak and sought report from Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza.
According to details, PM Imran Khan expressed concern over the situation of dengue outbreak in the federal cabinet meeting and said that dozens of people died because of the virus. “Was the administration sleeping? Why arrangements have not been made to cure the disease? Why the dengue situation was not realized in Islamabad and Punjab?” he asked several questions angrily.
PM Imran directed emergency measures in the provinces and centers expressing that he would like to see Pakistan dengue-free in the future.
Earlier today, mne more dengue fever patient died at the Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi, raising the death toll from the deadly disease to 25 in Islamabad and Rawalpindi this year, Dunya News reported.
According to details, a resident to Amarpua area of Rawalpindi admitted at the Holy Family Hospital a few days ago after medical tests proved that dengue virus was present in his blood. He was shifted to ICU ward after his condition deteriorated where he died during treatment.
On the other hand, the number of affected people in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad has surged to 5,858 as 139 new patients were admitted at various hospitals of Rawalpindi and Islamabad during the past 24 hours.