LAHORE: Health Minister Punjab Dr Yasmeen Rashid on Sunday has said that the dengue hospital has been activated in the Expo Centre Lahore.

Speaking to the journalists in Lahore, Dr Yasmeen Rashid said that dengue hospital consisting 280 beds has been activated in the Expo Center while free dengue testing facility is available in government hospitals.

She also said that Lahore was most affected city by the deadly virus in Punjab. “The coronavirus spread rate in Punjab is 1.9 per cent while in Lahore is 2.9 per cent,” she added.

The health minister further said that any patient who comes with fever in hospital, he will not be sent home until the result of dengue test.

Earlier, Dr Yasmeen Rashid had advised the public to take all possible precautionary measures as the number of dengue cases were increasing in the province with each passing day.

“The highest risk of dengue in the province is in Lahore,” the provincial minister said in a statement issued on Saturday. She said that evidence of dengue larvae has been found in 71,000 households and rainfall increases the threat of dengue larvae spread.