MULTAN: After Rawalpindi, dengue virus has intensified in Multan as atleast 273 patients were admitted in various government hospitals among which 128 have been confirmed of having the virus.
Over 122 patients belong to Multan whereas four are from Muzaffargarh and one each is from Khanewal and Dera Gazi Khan, doctors said.
During the past 24 hours, atleast 31 patients on suspicion of containing the virus were admitted in Nishtar hospital of which 29 have been shifted to different wards whereas two have been moved to high dependency unit.
The local government has strictly directed people to take precautionary measures to restrict further number of patients.
An uncontrolled dengue virus has targeted a number of people in various cities including Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Karachi and Lahore.
On the orders of CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif anti-dengue campaign was also launched in the province but no significant results were seen. CM Punjab had directed the administration to remain alert over dengue virus across Punjab.