Nine persons including PML-N MPA Mumtaz Jajja died of dengue fever

Nine persons including PML-N MPA Mumtaz Hussain Jajja from Bahawalpur have died of dengue fever today.A 50-year-old man from Lahore succumbed to dengue at Mayo hospital today, taking the death toll to 97 in the city and 106 in Punjab, Express news 24/7 reported Tuesday.
The total number of people who have contracted the virus is reported to be at least 10,585 in Punjab, with 9,000 reported from Lahore.People have been visiting hospitals for Complete Blood Count (CBC) tests even if they are running a seasonal fever.An emergency has been imposed at several hospitals to cater to dengue patients.The government of Punjab has so far failed to control the epidemic from spreading.
A World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Health Team had reached Pakistan on September 25, 2011 to assess the situation on ground for its operations in response to the Government of Pakistan request for the Organisation’s support against the health crisis posed by the Dengue fever.
The concerned departments of WHO are planning to provide Pakistan the support in controlling the dengue outbreak in keeping with its standards and has dispatched a team of WHO experts on emergency basis for a need assessment and to train the doctors and paramedics with regard to treatment and vector control measures.

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