Two children die as dengue outbreak persists in Sindh.

Dengue outbreak persists in Karachi as death toll has risen to 31 with two more deaths, while the total number of virus-infected patients has exceeded 10,500.

According to details, two more children died due to dengue virus. Three-year-old Taimoor and three-month-old Musa passed away at the National Institutes of Health.

Medical experts have expressed concern over growing cases and deaths from dengue, saying that citizens have to take precautionary measures to prevent dengue virus.

According to the data released by the Director-General (DG) Health,Sindh, Dr Masood Solangi, all the administration of the government hospitals have also been provided dengue diagnostic kits.

On Nov 4, two more dengue-infected patients lost their lives as the virus epidemic stays on the rise due to the provincial government's negligence in Karachi. 55-year-old Zahida Kausar, a resident of Liaquatabad, was being treated at a private hospital but succumbed to the dengue virus whereas a seven-month-old baby died at a private hospital in the Federal B. Area Al-Anwar Society.

Talking on the dengue-related deaths, Health Minister Sindh expressed that the anti-dengue spray should have been used prior to the rains and citizens should be careful now.

In Karachi, 188 new cases were reported in last 24 hours, while this year, 28 people have passed away owing to dengue virus. 515 dengue-affected people visited hospitals during the first three days of November, while so far 9,451 people have fallen victim to the dengue epidemic.

The situation is getting out of control, but no steps are being taken by the Sindh government and the civil administration to end the dengue.

Meanwhile, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) directed the provincial chief secretary to appear in the next hearing over rising cases of dengue virus across the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

The high court heard a petition related to the anti-dengue measures by the provincial authorities over outspread of the mosquito-borne disease.

During the hearing, the KP's Health director-general apprised PHC that 6,803 dengue cases have been reported in KP and 6,721 affected people were discharged from the hospitals after medical treatment. The health officer continued that 82 patients are currently under treatment in different hospitals.

Justice Qaiser Rashid questioned for the steps being taken by the provincial authorities to reduce the number of dengue cases next year.

To this, DG Health answered that the coming year is more...

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