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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pakistan : 2 more dengue patients die

Article via Daily Times :

" LAHORE: Two more dengue patients died in different city hospitals on Monday taking the total death toll to 44.

Innayet, 50, from Narowal and Ali Raza, 11, from Jhang fell victim to the disease at Jinnah and Mayo hospitals, respectively. The total number of under treatment patients has exceeded 6,000.

The newly introduced dengue counters have so far failed to help ease the situation as dengue patients are pouring in large numbers.

Meanwhile, the district administration continued its crack down and sealed 24 diagnostic laboratories of well-known private hospitals and taken into custody their owners and employees for fleecing dengue patients. The total number of sealed labs has reached 69 in two days. The government has fixed Rs 90 as the fee for dengue test."

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