ISLAMABAD - Five new wild type-1 polio cases from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) Thursday rose this year's total to 127. 

The victims have been identified as 18 months old Hamza, 19 months old Ibrahim , 13 months Bilal, 12 months old Khizar Hayat from  Khyber Agency, and 33 months old Adia from South Waziristan Agency.  Out of total 127 cases 94 have been reported from Fata, KP 20, Sindh 11 Punjab 1, Balochistan 1.

Stepping up against dengue

Advisor to Chief Minister on Health Kh Salman Rafiq has directed hospitals to make necessary arrangements for diagnosis and treatment of dengue patients.

Chairing a meeting of on Thursday, he said that doctors and nurses with training of case management of dengue patients should be deputed in wards. Secretary Health Jawad Rafiq Malik, Vice Chancellor King Edward Medical University and Convener Dengue Expert Advisory Group Prof Faisal Masood, Dean Children’s Hospital Prof Masood Sadiq, Dean IPH Prof Muaz Ahmed, Chief Bacteriologist Punjab Prof Zarfishan Tahir, Epidemiologist Prof Farkhanda Kokab and DG PITB Amir Malik were also present on the occasion.

Kh Salman Rafiq further said that data of dengue patients should also be collected from private laboratories. He said that case history of dengue patients coming to hospital should also be recorded. He directed that hospital laboratory should be kept open during evening and MSs and DMSs should visit their respective hospitals in the morning as well as evening to ensure proper arrangements.