4,889 confirmed dengue patients visit FGPC hospital.


ISLAMABAD -- Federal Government Polyclinic (FGPC) hospital has provided free medical treatment to 4,889 confirmed dengue patients so far in prevailing high-risk disease season.

According to spokesman FGPC Dr Sharif Astori, many patients were still admitted in the hospital and receiving medical treatment out of which two were in serious conditions.

He said that so far seven dengue patients had lost their lives due to the disease at the hospital. He said that over 10,000 suspected dengue patients visited the hospital with disease like symptoms.

He said by taking special preventive measures citizens could avoid from carrying dengue virus and asked the citizens to properly dispose of solid waste and stop water storage practices at their residences to prevent any access to egg-laying female mosquitoes.

He said mosquitoes breed primarily in containers like earthenware jars, metal drums and concrete cisterns used for domestic water storage, as well as discarded plastic food containers, used automobile tyres and other items that collect rain water.

He said dengue viruses are transmitted to humans through the bites of infective...

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