Dengue emergency declared in Swat

Pakistan1992

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
ISLAMABAD: Authorities in Swat Valley have declared a health emergency after nearly 5,000 cases of dengue fever were reported in a month.

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The mosquito-borne virus has killed 12 people in the valley since August 19 and the number of patients is increasing every day, doctors said.
Dengue is spread by mosquitoes that breed in stagnant water and usually bite people during the daytime. It causes high fever, severe joint and muscle pains and can be fatal.
“So far 12 people have died due this disease and 4,934 persons have been tested positive, we have declared a health emergency in the district,” doctor Abdul Khaliq, district health officer in Swat told AFP by telephone.
Khaliq said the outbreak has been declared as an epidemic.
“It is becoming dangerous. Dengue larvae is everywhere, in and outside houses, in streets and all other places,” Khaliq said.
Officials said they believed infected larvae had been brought from Lahore in water in a consignment of old tyres.

An outbreak in Lahore in September 2011 killed 120 people and infected more than 1,200.

Hospitals in Mingora, the main town in Swat, are struggling to cope with the influx of patients, who complained of a lack of health facilities and basic medicines.
“We have not enough beds, no medicines and sometimes we go outside to have blood tests in private laboratories,” Hamid Khan, a relative of one patient, told AFP.

“My brother had fever and we are worried because the blood test was positive.”

There is no specific treatment for dengue but proper medical care for severe cases greatly reduces the risk of death, according to the World Health Organization.
Officials in Mingora’s main Saidu Sharif hospital said that a special 100-bed ward has been set up to deal with dengue cases.


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amir_ali

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
jo response time new Pakistan main KPK jail break main tha, is case ko dekh kar lagta hae kae abhi tak wohi halat hain, very consistent I must say!!!
 

scholar

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
jo response time new Pakistan main KPK jail break main tha, is case ko dekh kar lagta hae kae abhi tak wohi halat hain, very consistent I must say!!!
tum mehrou kub banoo gay ... ya aj kal is he naam say logo kay saath drama karo gay
 

FahadBhatti

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Imran khan ki dengue siasat

Dengue brathraan ne ye ker diya ..dengue brathran ne wo ker diyaa.. ye tha haal imran khan ka jab punjab mein dengue phelaa thaa aur loge bechare mer rahe the. Ab kpk mein dengue phela hua he ab imran khan kha dengue khan sahib ho gaye hen. Loge bechare.bemaree se mer rahe the aur imran khan bemaaree pe siasat ker rehe the. Allah nein buhat jaldee aina dikha diya he. Allah sab ko sehat de.
 

Mr Justice

Minister (2k+ posts)
Re: Imran khan ki dengue siasat

Some morons do not know that the virus was transferred from Punjab to the Northern Areas. Punjab govt. is still not able to contain the virus with vast resources and deep pockets.....
 

FahadBhatti

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Now again blaming shareef brathrans as usual , why not take responsibility of the failure in kpk? Dengue is even present in saudia.
 

miafridi

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
PTI has only been in government for few months and they have to deal with the faulty hospitals at the moment and also with the faulty and dirty roads and stagnant waters which were ignored by the previous governments. These kind of out breaks kill people even in developed countries like swine flue in China..
 

miafridi

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Now again blaming shareef brathrans as usual , why not take responsibility of the failure in kpk? Dengue is even present in saudia.

Failure for what? You are contradicting your own comment. Such things happen in even developed countries(dengue in saudi and swine flu in china) like you said. The important thing is when there is an outbreak then how the government deals with it. And in KPK 12 precious lives are lost which is no where near to the number 250 who died in punjab due to dengue.
 

FahadBhatti

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Failure for what? You are contradicting your own comment. Such things happen in even developed countries(dengue in saudi and swine flu in china) like you said. The important thing is when there is an outbreak then how the government deals with it. And in KPK 12 precious lives are lost which is no where near to the number 250 who died in punjab due to dengue.

Punjabs population is like 5 times the population of KPK , the outbreak is spreading in KPK> Hope the lives are aved but Imran did politics on dengue fever but now his govt has to deal with the same. Lets see how they come out of an epidemic.
 

miafridi

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Punjabs population is like 5 times the population of KPK , the outbreak is spreading in KPK> Hope the lives are aved but Imran did politics on dengue fever but now his govt has to deal with the same. Lets see how they come out of an epidemic.

Yes right and similarly the hospitals and health facilities are better than a neglected district like Swat whose infrastructure has been damaged to its core. And also people in swat doesn't have easy access to roads and hospitals.