Our Staff Reporter MULTAN - The total of number of dengue patients brought to Nishtar Hospital has risen to 157 out of which 42 are from Multan, health sources disclosed. Out of total, as many as 125 patients were discharged from the hospital after successful treatment while the remaining 32 are still under treatment. The number of patients being taken to the hospital is rising after every passing day while a patient namely Ajmal has lost his life due to dengue fever. Despite alarming increase in the number of cases, the health department has failed to launch fogging campaign in Multan and mere statements are being released to befool the masses. Sources disclosed that the health officials sprayed just one or two streets of a union council, but in their reports they mentioned that complete union council was sprayed. Keeping in view the increasing burden of patients, the Nishtar Hospital administration has allocated more rooms for the dengue patients. Initially 50 air-conditioned rooms of Ward No-27 were given for dengue treatment while now another 50 rooms from Ward No-28 & 29 have been allocated for the same. The hospital administration claimed that all tests, medicines and meals were being given to the patients free of cost. Meanwhile, alarming increase in the number of dengue infection cases have panicked the citizens and they have demanded of the Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif to launch a large scale anti-dengue campaign in Multan on pattern of Lahore. STUDENTS DEMANDS DEFER MBBS EXAMS: The students of Nishtar Medical College staged a protest to express solidarity with the students of medical colleges of Lahore here outside college gate on Saturday. The protesting students demanded of the vice chancellor of University of Health Sciences to postpone the examination of MBBS and BDS for one month in view of dengue epidemic. The students in affected areas cannot prepare for the examination. If the exam is delayed, theyll be able to participate in it with full preparation, they added. The protesters were led by PSF Nishtar College president Ali Hassan Jaskani. A severe traffic jam took place on Nishtar Road because of the demo as a result of which patients and their relatives faced serious inconvenience.