Three more die of seasonal flu in Multan
MULTAN (92 News) – Three more people have been killed after suffering from influenza and seasonal flu in Punjab province and especially in Multan on Saturday.
The province’s Multan, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur districts were the worst-hit areas where all the fatalities were reported and hospitals received scores of people affected with the disease since December last year.
In Multan, more than 100 cases of influenza have been confirmed in the reported period, while more than 30 patients under treatment in the city’s Nishtar Hospital have died.
The death toll is feared to rise as at least ten more people are in a critical condition in the hospital.
On the other hand, at least five people were killed in Rahim Yar Khan whereas six people including five women died of the contagious disease in Bahawalpur. Hospitals in both of the districts are still treating 11 seriously infected people.
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered hospital administration to provide best available medical treatment to the infected people. He also directed health authorities to carry out awareness programs about the disease.
Health department said that most of the people who got killed by influenza were suffering from other diseases and flu only worsened their condition.
People with compromised health became victims of the disease. Flu is a contagious disease and people do not take care of their hygiene, they do not wear masks and protect themselves of cold weather, which worsens the disease, the official said.
The disease has created an overall situation of panic in the country and people from across the country are heading towards hospitals to get the influenza vaccine.