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Three dengue patients reported in Gilgit Baltistan

Source (brecorder) Three patients of dengue fever from Gilgit-Baltistan, have been referred to Lahore for treatment, health officials said.

“We have registered two patients and one suspect so far of dengue fever, of which, two were referred to Lahore for treatment on their own request while the tests of the suspected one are being carried out,” said Medical Superintendent of District Headquarter Hospital Dr. Wazir Muhammad.

He said that the patients did not belong to Gilgit but had come from Lahore to visit their relatives. One of them had already undergone treatment of this virus and was recovered but the problem resurfaced, he added.

He said the other patient was a personnal of Punjab Rangers who had returned after holidays but when he reached his unit the symptoms of dengue emerged. He was instantly shifted to the hospital but was later sent to Lahore for treatment.

The Medical Superintendent said he was informed that a person of Gizher district was suspected of dengue virus, however, his tests were being conducted.

Meanwhile, the Apex Court of Gilgit-Baltistan took a sou moto action and directed the senior health authorities to make appropriate measures to avoid any possible outbreak.

The district administrations of all seven districts have issued directives to spray the vulnerable points and adopt preventive measures.

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