Dengue suspected patient dies in JPMC

KARACHI: A dengue suspected patient died in Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) here on Tuesday, taking this year’s death toll from the viral disease to nine.

An 80-year-old man, Ghulam Hussain, admitted in Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Ward-6, died during treatment. He was under treatment in ward since last few days.

Deputy Director Admin & Focal Person, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Dr Jawaid Akhter Jamali, confirmed the death of patient was from dengue fever in the healthcare.

A total of nine patients have died from dengue viral fever since 1st January 2015 and all were reported from Karachi.