RAWALPINDI -  A 60-year-old man died of dengue fever in Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) here on Monday, informed sources. The deceased identified as Fateh Noor, resident of Chattha Market, Ali Town on Adiala Road, they said. The 33 years old son of the deceased also admitted in dengue ward of BBH where doctors stated his condition to be critical. Meanwhile, dengue cases in the district are on the rise as a total of 95 persons reportedly suffering from the viral disease landed in the three teaching hospitals BBH, Holy Family Hospital and District Headquarters Hospital, Raja Bazaar, according to district health department sources said.

So far, 2530 persons detected dengue positive and were provided medical treatment in Allied Hospitals, they said. Of 2530, some 44 patients are belonging to Islamabad who are admitted in Rawalpindi’s hospitals, they added.

Likewise, dozens of dengue positive patients including children are being taken to private hospitals including Cantonment General Hospital Saddar, Combined Military Hospital (CMH) and Military Hospital (MH). The high ups of district government and health authority have badly failed in the overwhelming outbreak of dengue.

According to sources, the dengue raised its ugly head in many areas of the district including Adiala Road, Ali Town,   Munawar Colony, Sadiq Town,     Christian Colony, Dhoke Kalhoor, Jarahi, Kehkashan Colony, Janjua Town,     Gulshanabad,   Dhamial Kalyal Road,   Mohra Barian,  Chakri Road,   Quaid-e-Azam Colony,   Bakra Mandi, Dhoke Syedan, Baraf Khana Chowk,   Misrial Road,   Pirwadhai Morr, IJ Principal Road, Fauji Colony, Commercial Market,    Kuri Road, Sadiqabad, Muslim Town,   and Sadiqabad Chowk.

,     Murree Road, Waris Khan, Kohati Bazaar,  Raja Bazaar, City Saddar Road, Saddar, Mareer Chowk,     Jhanda Cheechi, Morgah, Kotha Kalan,   Jhamra, Officers Colony and suburbs.

The residents of the area lodged complaints that the district government and other authorities concerned are not launching fumigation campaign or spraying in these areas because of which the dengue mosquitoes went out of control.