City: 172 dengue patients reported in Sep’s first week

KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that during first week of September, 172 patients were affected by dengue virus in Karachi, while one each in Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad and Laraka have been reported so far and over all 175 dengue virus affected patients have been reported.

However, no patient of dengue virus is reported dead. This he informed while presiding over a meeting here in his office today. He said that this year, 1382 dengue patients had been reported all over Sindh yet, while 1341 were reported in Karachi only and 41 dengue patients belong to rest of Sindh.

Dahar said: “In four government hospitals, isolation wards had been established for dengue virus patients and awareness drive against dengue virus is going on all over Sindh, including Karachi. He was sure that due to better measures taken by health department Sindh, the number of patients of dengue virus is decreasing.