LAHORE - Six more patients were tested positive for dengue at different hospitals on Sunday, taking the number of confirmed cases in the province to 91. Out of six, four patients were brought to the Lahore Services Hospital and two to the Mayo Hospital where they were tested positive for dengue. Five among them were from Lahore and one from Faisalabad.

Preventive measures

Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) Principal Prof Anjum Habib Vohra has said the dengue fever can be controlled by adopting preventive measures. He was addressing the anti-dengue walk participants at Shadman Chowk. Nursing College Principal Ishrat Ishaq, Nursing School Principal Raisa Ishtiaq, professors, doctors, nurses, and students participated in the walk.

Prof Vohra said under the leadership of CM Shahbaz Sharif, the Punjab government has taken steps to eradicate dengue. If such activities continued, dengue would be eradicated soon, he added. He said the role of women is very important in eradicating the dengue. At the end, he urged the citizens to maintain their houses, streets and surroundings clean so that dengue could not breed.

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Teams of the environment department detected the dengue larva at 11 places in the city as 50 tyre shops and junk yards were sealed besides lodging FIRs against 89 people during the last one week.

District Officer (DO) Environment Muhammad Nawaz told here on Sunday that the anti-dengue drive was in full swings.   The teams visited 1,465 tyre shops, 1,473 junk yards, 149 nurseries and 94 buildings of union councils during September.

He said during this period the team detected dengue larva at 11 places. Therefore, strict action was taken and sealed 50 tyre shops and junkyard besides registering cases against 89 persons.

He said directions were also issued to owners of 2,512 tyre shops, junk yards and nurseries during this period so that they could make cleanliness and sanitary condition up to the mark and play an active role in the eradication of dengue.