The city’s Allied hospitals have already received 483 suspected instances of dengue fever, with 26 confirmed cases being treated at the hospital’s emergency department over the course of a single week.
APP spoke to Dr. Sajjad Ahmed, in-charge of the District Health Authority’s anti-dengue cell, who said that 56 patients had been admitted to three hospitals in the city, including Holy Family hospital, District Headquarters hospital, and the Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH). He also said that the results of the remaining 30 patients were being processed at the time of interview.
As a result of the increasing number of dengue cases, Dr. Sajjad stated that the associated hospitals had allotted 92 beds to deal with dengue cases; however, in the event of an emergency-like situation, the number of beds would be raised.
He went on to say that around 158 cases have tested positive in the year 2021, with only two people succumbing to the virus’s lethal effects so far in their lives. Dr. Sajjad stated that all out-efforts were being made to control dengue cases in the district, and that the situation with regard to dengue fever was under control. When the climatic conditions change, the likelihood of contracting dengue fever will diminish by the middle of October.”
He stated that the best possible plans had been made for the treatment of dengue fever patients, and that all possible preventive measures had been put in place to prepare for any eventuality. The In-Charge stated that a comprehensive indoor and outdoor monitoring programme was being implemented in various regions of the district in order to prevent dengue larvae from growing. Dr. Sajjad recommended the public to take preventive steps and not to panic because dengue fever is treatable if treated promptly and appropriately. He advised residents to use a mosquito net or mosquito repellants such as mats and coils to keep mosquitoes away from their homes to avoid being bitten.