PESHAWAR: On the directives of Commissioner Peshawar Division Riaz Khan Mehsud, the district administration of Khyber tribal district has reviewed arrangements to prevent spread of dengue infection in all sub-divisions of the district.

In this connection, Additional Assistant Commissioner Landikotal, Ashrafuddin visited different areas of Landikotal to monitor awareness and preventive campaign against the mosquito-borne diseases after emergence of recent cases of dengue fever in the area.

On the directives of the deputy commissioner, special teams of health workers and tehsil municipal officers were constituted to conduct awareness campaign and fumigation of houses, nullahs, ponds and other public place on daily basis to control spread of dengue disease.

A full-scale fumigation drive is underway in different localities of the district especially at dengue mosquito breeding places.

243 corona patients under treatment in Peshawar

A total of 243 coronavirus patients are under treatment in the two major hospitals of Peshawar including Khyber Teaching Hospital and Hayatabad Medical Complex Hospital.

An official of the KP Health Department said the coronavirus situation is declining in KTH and currently 98 patients were under treatment for coronavirus in KTH, while 145 others have been providing medical treatment in HMC. He disclosed that KTH has 122 beds for corona patients and corona patients have admitted on 98 beds.

The KTH has 28 ventilators for corona patients with 23 patients of corona in KTH were on intensive care bipolar and ventilators. He also confirmed the death of one patient of corona at Khyber Teaching Hospital in the last 24 hours while on Saturday 14 more corona patients have been admitted.

However, only 24 beds of corona were left vacant in the hospital. About the coronavirus situation in Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar, the corona patients rose again with 145 corona patients under treatment. The hospital has 68 ventilators and it has specified 38 ventilators for coronavirus patients. He said 29 patients undergoing treatment on ventilators and 15 new coronavirus patients admitted on Saturday with nine other corona patients have been discharged after recovery besides confirming the death of 1 patient due to coronavirus infection.

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