Dengue Outbreak Strikes Rawalpindi

Dengue fever has made an unwelcome comeback to Rawalpindi and in just the past four days, a shocking 74 new cases have emerged, pushing the total count to a distressing 270 as of this Sunday.

Hospitals in Rawalpindi are under immense pressure too. Currently, they are tending to 80 patients, and this count is from Saturday night alone. Among these, 50 have been confirmed as dengue cases, and one individual is in a critical condition. There are no reports of loss of life as of yet.

What’s particularly worrying is that out of these 270 confirmed cases, a staggering 240 are concentrated in areas like Potohar Town, Chaklala Cantonment Board (CCB), Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB), and Municipal Corporation Rawalpindi. Only 20 cases have been reported from other regions such as Murree, Taxila, Kallar Syedan, Gujar Khan, Kahuta, and Kotli Sattian.

Potohar Town leads with 86 confirmed cases, closely followed by CCB with 75, and Municipal Corporation Rawalpindi with 55. RCB has reported 17 cases as well. Some of the hardest-hit areas include Dhoke Munshee with 44 cases, Gukistan Colony with 37, areas along Adyala Road with approximately 40 cases, and Chamanzar Colony with nearly 20 cases.

Health experts are raising the alarm, and rightfully so. They’re urging everyone to be vigilant and take preventive measures to stop this insidious disease from spreading further. 

If you live in one of these severely affected areas, exercise extreme caution. The more cases we have in a particular area, the greater the risk of dengue fever spreading like wildfire. We must keep our guard up and act swiftly to combat this growing health crisis. It’s up to us to make a difference, and together, we can overcome this challenge.

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