6,000 affected by dengue

ISLAMABAD — The number of dengue patients in Pakistan reached 6,000 on Monday as the death toll rose to 40, media reported.

By (Our Correspondent)

Published: Wed 21 Sep 2011, 12:16 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:52 AM

Most of the patients belong to the city of Lahore. According to an unofficial count, the number of dengue-resulted deaths in Lahore alone is 34 while the official number is 30.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the government is taking all measures for eradicating dengue virus and protect the people.

Talking to newsmen on Monday after visiting dengue patients at Shaikh Zayed Hospital, he said the government is working on war-footing basis to tackle epidemics, including dengue and all medical facilities would be provided to the masses. news@khaleejtimes.com

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