PESHAWAR, September 19: The Health Department on Tuesday directed Hayatabad Medical Complex administration to explain why it allowed a couple who allegedly brought water containing dengue larva to leave hospital premises without inquiry.

The hospital spokesperson Tauheed said that a couple identified as Liaquat Ali and his wife brought water in plastic shopping bags that contained dengue larva.

She said that the administration arrested them due to their suspicious movement and the water was taken to laboratory for test. She said that after test it was proved that the water contained dengue larve and when the couple was asked to explain. “The couple replied that someone told them that government would award them with cash prize if they brought water with dengue larva to hospital,” she said, adding that they were released.