Islamabad - Federal Government Services Hospital received above 100 patients with confirmed dengue virus during the season and majority of them was from rural areas of the city, an official said on Friday.

An official informed The Nation that so far 110 patients with confirmed dengue virus were treated at Polyclinic Hospital and still four are under observation.

The official said that the residents of the federal capital are still being affected from the larva and most of the people suffering from the disease come from less-developed areas of the city.

The official added that the hospital received a large number of suspected and confirm patients during last month when employees of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences and (PIMS) was on strike and burden was shifted to Polyclinic . The official also said that a large number of patients were from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Spokesperson of Polyclinic Dr Shareef Astori confirmed the number of patients received at the hospital and said that the season for the elimination of the dengue virus has not ended yet.

He said that strength of patients has reduced but still not ended.

Dr Shreef said that hospital treated a large number of patients including the suspected cases. He also said that rural areas of the city were most affected during the season which needed an effective anti-dengue campaign.

The district administration launched the anti-dengue drive to destroy the dengue larva. The campaign was focused to take immediate safety measures against dengue fever, while fumigation and sprays were conducted in less-developed areas. The Ministry of Capital Administration & Development (CADD) and health authorities in a meeting announced to extend the anti-dengue drive until the end of dengue season.