PHC summons chief secretary over rising dengue circumstances in KP

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Excessive Court docket (PHC) has directed the provincial chief secretary to look within the subsequent listening to over rising circumstances of dengue virus throughout the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), ARY Information reported on Thursday.

The excessive court docket heard a petition associated to the anti-dengue measures by the provincial authorities over outspread of the mosquito-borne illness.

In the course of the listening to, the KP’s Well being director-general apprised PHC that 6,803 dengue circumstances have been reported in KP and 6,721 affected individuals had been discharged from the hospitals after medical remedy. The well being officer continued that 82 sufferers are presently below remedy in numerous hospitals.

Learn: 48 new dengue circumstances reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Justice Qaiser Rashid questioned for the steps being taken by the provincial authorities to scale back the variety of dengue circumstances subsequent 12 months.

To this, DG Well being answered that the approaching 12 months is extra harmful for the illness and the federal government is taking anti-dengue measures upfront.

Justice Rashid remarked that the measures are essential to be taken by the provincial authorities. The PHC decide directed KP’s chief secretary to look earlier than the court docket and adjourned the listening to until November 14.

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