PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities is struggling to beat the dengue epidemic because it claimed two extra lives on Tuesday and the demise toll from the mosquito-borne illness rose to 17 within the province, stated authorities officers.
The whole variety of dengue sufferers is said to have exceeded 5,000. Additionally, sufferers affected by fever and different seasonal sicknesses are visiting the general public sector hospitals within the province after the well being staff returned to work following 4 days of Eid holidays.
In addition to Peshawar, 5 different districts, together with Abbottabad, Haripur, Mansehra, Buner and Mardan reported dengue constructive instances on Tuesday. The Dengue Response Unit (DRU), arrange on the KP Well being Division after dengue outbreak, stated the 2 sufferers died of the virus belonged to Peshawar’s Tehkal locality, the place the virus first broke out in July this yr.
The residents of the affected areas together with Tehkal and Pishtakhara in addition to some officers of Well being Division are accusing the provincial authorities and notably the Public Well being Division, primarily established for such illnesses, of its delayed response to the illness. They’re alleging that it was in reality delayed response of the Public Well being Division that the illness later turned an epidemic.
Each the sufferers died within the Khyber Educating Hospital (KTH) in Peshawar, the place majority of the dengue sufferers are being introduced in numbers. They have been recognized as 4-yr previous boy Khuzefa, son of Akhtar Ali, and forty five-yr-previous Fatima, spouse of Iqbal Hussain.
The KTH administration claimed the minor boy was delivered to the hospital with pneumonia but in addition examined constructive for dengue. The hospital administration, nevertheless, didn’t attain to a conclusion if the boy died of pneumonia or dengue virus.
As per DRU report, 1675 sufferers have been taken to varied hospitals in KP during which 1656 undergone investigations and 244 examined constructive. Of 1,675 dengue sufferers, 997 sufferers have been taken to KTH and 156 of them have been recognized with dengue virus.
The hospital administration stated 261 dengue sufferers have been underneath remedy in KTH. In addition to KTH, the Woman Studying Hospital (LRH) acquired 191 sufferers, all have been offered free investigations and 26 of them have been discovered affected by dengue fever.
The hospital is presently offering providers to fifty five indoor sufferers. The variety of dengue sufferers has been rising within the Hayatabad Medical Complicated (HMC) as one hundred fifty five sufferers have been taken there and all have been offered free investigations.
Of them, 27 examined constructive and fifty five sufferers have been presently beneath remedy there. Additionally in Peshawar, Mercy Educating Hospital recognized six sufferers with dengue virus, Naseerullah Babar Hospital reported 5 instances and Rahman Medical Institute (RMI) examined two sufferers constructive. After Peshawar, Mardan has grow to be the second dengue-affected district in KP.
Based on officers, the Mardan Medical Complicated (MMC) acquired eighty three sufferers and all have been offered investigations however 10 of them examined constructive.
As per DRU report, 28 dengue sufferers have been underneath remedy there. Equally, the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) Buner reported six constructive instances, Haripur 4 instances, and Abbottabad and Mansehra reported one every case.
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