LAHORE - With the decrease in temperature and increase in humidity due to monsoon rains, the menace of dengue has started haunting people in the plains as two more patients were tested positive for the deadly virus on Tuesday, taking the number of confirmed cases in Punjab to 15.

Muhammad Ramzan, 21, was tested positive for dengue at Ittefaq Hospital Lahore while Shaukat Khanum Laboratory confirmed presence of virus in Muhammad Shahbas, 19. Out of 15 confirmed cases in the province, five have been reported from Lahore.

Meanwhile, the Postgraduate Medical Institute arranged Jashn-e-Azadi walk from Birdwood Road to Shadman Chowk on Tuesday. Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Kh Salman Rafiq led the walk participated by Principal PGMI Prof Anjum Habib Vohra, MS Lahore General Hospital Dr Pervaiz Imtiaz, students of Ameer-ud-Din Medical College, Postgraduate College of Nursing and Nursing School of LGH.

At the end of walk, the student nurses presented national anthem.

Talking to the media, Kh Salman Rafiq said that government had announced to celebrate August as month of Independence under which different programmes and walks would be organised. He said that the purpose of these programmes and events was to create awareness among the young generation about the Pakistan movement.