Dengue claims another life in Karachi


KARACHI: The total number of dengue-related deaths has touched 33 in Karachi. The total number of affected patients in Rawalpindi and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are 14188 and 6880 respectively.

As per details, the dengue outbreak has killed another citizen in Karachi. Nadir Ali Hamid Khan, a 32-year-old resident of Nazimabad, was getting treatment at a private hospital where he passed away.

His multiple organs failed when he was admitted at Aga Khan University Hospital. Later, he was admitted at Civil Hospital Hyderabad.

His blood pressure dropped and he passed away in the ICU, according to Civil Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Shauqat Lakho.

In Rawalpindi, the dengue virus was confirmed in 18 more patients in the last 24 hours. Dengue virus was diagnosed in seven patients from Potohar Town while two patients from different areas of Municipal Corporation were tested positive.

As many as 227 more dengue fever cases were reported across Karachi megacity in last 24-hours, taking the reported cases’ toll to 10,516 since the 1st Jan 2019.

Spokesman Prevention and Control Program for Dengue (PCPD) Sindh, while talking to PPI, informed that at least 269 new dengue fever cases surfaced across the Sindh province in a day: 227 cases were detected in Karachi and 42 in other districts.

A total of 32 people had been died due to dengue fever in Sindh government and private sector health facilities of the city this year so far.