RAWALPINDI: The number of dengue patients in Rawalpindi has reached 210 and the cantonment area has been the most affected, sources said.
According to a district health official, the current weather is highly suitable for breeding of dengue larvae and the number is on the rise.
The district government and health authorities have made arrangements to control the situation.
To battle the rising number of dengue cases, the deputy commissioner of the city has appointed 50 entomologists and 20 doctors to monitor anti-dengue activities in the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board areas, the official added.
Open drains and unchecked water storage in the city and cantonment areas are believed to be the primary causes behind the surge in dengue cases.
A thorough fumigation drive is currently underway in various sectors of the city to wipe out contaminated areas where dengue larvae was found, he added.
The authorities have advised the residents to take precautionary measures and not to panic as the dengue fever is completely curable with timely and proper treatment.