MARDAN - Total 49 dengue cases were reported in Mardan Medical Complex (MMC), Professor Dr Ameer Khan, Medical Specialist at the MMC and In-charge of the Dengue Ward, told The Nation.

He said that among 49 dengue patients, 11 were female and one child, were admitted to the ward. He said that later 38 patients were discharged after treatment and currently 11 patients were admitted to the ward among which one was female patient.

Dr Ameer Khan said that for the awareness of masses, few days ago a dengue awareness walk was arranged in the City.

He said that he along with deputy commissioner Mardan visited different parts of the district where dengue mosquitoes were reported.  Meanwhile, dengue mosquitoes were reported in different parts of the city and urban areas, including Charssada road, Dowasaro road, Baghadada, Karwan road, Muslimabad, Toot Killy and other parts.  The residents of these areas accused the district administration of not giving proper attention to the problems and no arrangements were made so far to control the situation.

They said that local administration has failed to spray insecticides in the affected areas where according to reports dengue mosquitoes were found. They said that people of the district were on the mercy of dengue mosquitoes due to which fear is created among the masses.

They said that there were heaps of garbage in different parts of the city especially in the streets while administration is busying in cleaning those areas and roads where mosquitoes were not reported yet.  Masses of the dengue mosquitoes reported areas demanded the local administration to immediately make proper arrangements of insecticides in affected areas and control the deadly disease. Seven more were tested positive for dengue at different hospitals on Wednesday, taking the number of confirmed cases in the province to 155.

Out of seven new patients, four were brought to Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi and one each to Mayo Hospital Lahore, Hamid Latif Hospital Lahore and Allied Hospital Faisalabad where they were tested positive for dengue.