Dengue Fever Updates Health Department

Peshawar: As of Sep 23, 2011 patients suspected for having Dengue Fever are 22 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Out of these 5 suspected cases only 04 patients was confirmed and established as having Dengue fever. 15 admitted cases have been discharged from different hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while no new case is reported/admitted, says on press release of the Health Department, issued here today.

All districts hospitals in the province have established intensive care wards, fever clinics to cope up with Dengue fever in their respective districts.

Laboratory facilities for diagnosing Dengue fever are available in all the districts hospitals. All facilities are available at the districts hospitals if any patient needs specialized treatment to be referred to all the teaching hospitals.

EDO(H) of all districts have arranged and completed fumigations, insecticidal spray and fogging and are now in their second and third round in the hot spot areas of their respective districts. Health awareness about Dengue fever is being delivered to the population through LHWs from National programme, local electronic and print medial

The Health department has recommended the following preventive measures for general public.

1- Don’t keep stagnant water in utensils especially in and around the shady areas and houses.

2- Use of bed nets

3- Prevent collection of stagnant water in and around your house

4- Use mosquitoes repellents all over your body when moving outdoors

5- Use full sleeves shirt and full length shalwar and pants

6- Fixation of fine wire mesh screens on windows and doors

7- Use of coil and mats while indoor

8- In case of fever please immediately approach/visit the nearby hospital

9- Avoid taking aspirin and brufen tablets.

For more information, contact:
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tel: +9291 921 6889 (Ext 106)