ISLAMABAD - A total of 10 patients have been hospitalised after being tested positive for dengue virus in two major government-run hospitals of the federal capital and more patients are coming daily, however no extensive outbreak like Punjab has occurred so far. According to National Institute of Health, so far total suspected cases of dengue fever have been 2,708 while confirmed cases are 2,413 across the country. In Islamabad so far 28 confirmed cases have been reported while 2170 in Punjab, 26 in Rawalpindi, 176 in Sindh, 8 in KP and five are reported in AJK. So far four deaths have been reported due to fever; one patient died in Islamabad, one in Lahore, one in Karachi, one in Noshehra and no death has been reported from Balochistan. Dr. Rizwan Qazi from Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences told TheNation that at present total eight patients are hospitalised and out of them seven have been confirmed positive and one is a suspected patient of the disease. He said 10 to 12 cases of dengue fever have been coming to the hospital daily but all of them are not admitted. Only those who need medical care are admitted but their condition too is not very critical as no patient has been transfused platelets yet. Dr. Sharif Astori from Federal Government Services Hospital, Polyclinic, said to date 12 patients having the symptoms of the dengue fever arrived at the hospital and out of them five were confirmed positive. At present seven patients have been admitted in the hospital, out of them three have been confirmed positive while four are suspected patients of the disease. He said, Many people went to their hometowns to celebrate Eid and it is feared that they would have been bitten by a dengue mosquito. And when a mosquito bites a person who has dengue or dengue fever, the insect becomes infected and acts as a carrier of the virus. The disease spreads when mosquito-carriers bite healthy individuals who are now hosts for the viruses. Fearing more patients the hospital administration has constituted a four-member committee of doctors to look after the patients, he added. Meanwhile, Secretary Local Government Punjab, Khizar Hayyat Gondal, has stressed the need for coordination among the administrations of the four districts of Rawalpindi division to carry out fumigation campaign to avert outbreak of dengue virus. All the departments should considerate with each other to tackle this challenge and should work on wafting light of CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, he added. He said that every TMA should have at least one fog machine and other required spray machine to spray all the areas to avoid any new case of dengue fever. Gondal said this while presiding over the meeting along with Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Zahid Saeed held in Commissioner office on Friday to review the arrangements being made for the fogging campaign. The meeting was also attended by DCOs of four districts, Additional Commissioner Chaudhry Habib Ullah, EDO Health Dr Zafar Iqbal Gondal, EDO MS Imtiaz Ahmed Malik, DO health Dr Khalid Randhawa, Administrator and TMOs of all the Towns. Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Zahid Saeed said that DCOs , Administrator, TMAs and health department should continue preventive measure to avoid any emergency and this spray campaign should be continue for three months and those areas where spray have been completed there spray should be repeated . He directed the official of health department to import training to TMA staff, where the trained performance regarding anti dengue spray. Director/EDO Health Dr Zafar Iqbal Gondal briefed the meeting that 30 cases in Rawalpindi Division had been reported so far included 20 from district Rawalpindi, 7 from district Chakwal, 2 from Attock and one from district Jhelum. The health department relives on the reports of National Institute of Health Islamabad. The issues faced by health department were lake of funds, machineries, human resources, spray medicines and fuel. Secretary Local Government Punjab said that City District Government Rawalpindi would provide funds for this campaign adding that a cell regarding the campaign be established in commissioner office and fetch reports from every district about the steps taken by district government. TMAs and health department on daily basis send the reports to Secretary Local Government Punjab Office Lahore and concrete steps should be taken to avoid spreading dengue virus.