RAWALPINDI - The district government and other authorities concerned seem totally failed to control dengue, as 28 more new dengue patients landed in three teaching hospitals of the city on Monday, taking the tally of dengue patients to 804.

The three teaching hospitals of the city include Holy Family Hospital, District Headquarters Hospital and Benazir Bhutto Hospital. Meanwhile, a 60-year-old female patient died of dengue fever at Holy Family Hospital on the wee hours of Monday.

However, the administrations of HFH and high-ups of district health department have been trying to sweep the matter under the carpet, saying the cause of death was not dengue.

According to sources, Samina Bibi and her son were brought to HFH on October 25, 2014 in critical condition. Sources said that her son survived and his condition was stable but she died.

“The patient was suffering from dengue fever and other health problems including blood pressure, diabetics and cardiac disease,” said a doctor of HFH while talking to The Nation on condition of anonymity.

Medical Superintendent (MS) HFH Dr Arshad Ali Sabir confirmed that Samina Bibi was suffering from dengue. However, he said that fever was not main cause of death as she was suffering from hypertension, diabetics and other health problems.

“She arrived in the hospital with high blood pressure and her heart beat was not in control. Her dengue test was positive. Her son, who was also suffering from dengue, is in stable condition,” he said.