The 3rd Spike Year of Dengue (2019)
Dengue has emerged as a major global health problem and is now common in more than 110 Countries, mainly in South East Asia, South America and hitting our region over the last two decades. Global trend indicates that number of new dengue cases increase 30 fold during 1960 and 2010 due to unplanned urbanization, population growth, increased international travel and global warming. The dengue mosquito landed in Pakistan in 1994 along with a consignment of tyres. It hit Karachi in 2005 and a major outbreak occurred in 2011. Punjab has battled Dengue epidemic over the last one and a half decade with a success. The spread of Dengue virus follows a cyclical epidemic pattern. In Punjab, a study shows that a period of four years marks the completion of the cycle. First Spike year was 2011 with 11283 confirmed cases, second spike year in 2015 with 4348 cases and now we have witnessed the third spike year in 2019 with approx. 6200 cases. Hence, Punjab has learned over a period of time that dengue is as much a social problem as it is an epidemiological problem.
Totally free of cost dengue tests in all District Headquarter Hospitals and Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals of Punjab
Health Minister Punjab Dr.Yasmin Rashid, Dengue Tests have been made available totally free of cost in all District Headquarter Hospitals and Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals of Punjab. In case of any complaint, please contact at 0800-99000
SIMS experts on free diagnostic and treatment services regarding dengue
SIMS Experts on Free Diagnostic & Treatment Services regarding Dengue by Government of the Punjab
Dengue test rate fixed at 90 rupees by all private laboratories
Dengue Test Rate Fixed at 90 Rupees by all Private Laboratories
Emergency meeting on dengue in Commissioner’s Office, Rawalpindi
Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid called an emergency meeting in Commissioner’s Office Rawalpindi on Thursday night. Besides Commissioner Rawalpindi Mr. Saqib Zafar, Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Captain (R) Muhammad Usman, CEO Health and a number of key officials were present in the meeting. The Minister reviewed progress on dengue surveillance.
Meeting with CM Punjab Usman Buzdar regarding Anti-dengue Campaign
Punjab Health Minister Dr.Yasmin Rashid had a meeting with Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar regarding Anti-dengue Campaign.
Join hands with Government of the Punjab to stop Dengue
Join hands with Government of the Punjab to stop Dengue. Contact government of the Punjab's helpline 0800-99-000