Rawalpindi - The dengue raised its ugly head again in the city on Friday, as 44 more patients landed in three major hospitals of the city, bringing the total tally of dengue-affected patients to 403.

According to sources and doctors, seven new dengue positive patients were brought to Benazir Bhutto Hospital, four were brought to District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) and 33 patients were admitted in Holy Family Hospital (HFH).

A staff nurse in DHQ, while talking to The Nation, said that four new dengue-affected patients had arrived in the hospital. According to her, a total of 15 dengue patients including four women were being treated at the hospital.

“Some 33 dengue patients have been brought to HFH from different areas of the city and doctors are trying to save their lives,” a doctor at HFH told this scribe. He said that doctors had taken blood samples of 23 patients for tests. He added that 10 patients had shown their dengue positive reports.

Medical Superintendent (MS) BBH Dr Asif Qadir Mir also confirmed that some seven new dengue positive patients had been admitted in the hospital.

He said that on Thursday a total of four patients arrived in hospital but out of them two were dengue positive. “Now 16 patients are admitted in BBH and out of them 12 are dengue positive,” the MS said, adding that doctors had sent samples of four patients for tests. So far some 86 dengue patients have been treated in BBH, the MS added.