Dengue Cases on Rise: In the past 24 hours, Rawalpindi has reported an additional five dengue cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 2,639.
Dr. Sajjad Mehmood, the District Coordinator for Epidemics Prevention and Control, revealed that three patients originated from the Potohar town urban area, while one each came from Municipal Corporation Rawalpindi and Potohar rural area.
Of the total cases, 2,620 individuals have successfully recovered, leaving 31 patients currently admitted to district health facilities, with 17 confirmed positive for dengue.
Dr. Mehmood also provided insights into the penalty actions taken to combat the spread of dengue.
The district administration, in collaboration with allied departments, has registered 4,471 FIRs, sealed 645 premises, issued tickets to 1,405 individuals, and imposed fines totaling Rs130,93,804 for violations of dengue SOPs in 2023.
In the recent indoor vector surveillance conducted over the past week, health teams inspected 7,513 houses, uncovering larvae at 134 sites.
Outdoor surveillance revealed larvae at nine spots out of 4,380 places inspected.
These efforts underscore the ongoing measures to control and prevent the further spread of dengue in Rawalpindi.