KP announces free dengue tests after recent outbreak

06:55 PM | 17 Sep, 2022
KP announces free dengue tests after recent outbreak
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PESHAWAR – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to allow free complete blood count tests as the region continues to face a surge in dengue fever cases amid the latest outbreak after massive floods.

The provincial administration in the country’s northwestern region announced free testing as the mosquito-borne viral disease is already claiming lives and cases are increasing by the day.

Patients will also get no-cost treatment at state-run hospitals while medical experts feared that it would be difficult to handle the influx of dengue patients.

At least 360 cases were reported in the provincial capital Peshawar, where the disease had been emerging as an epidemic in previous years.

Many of dengue cases were also reported in Punjab while authorities have launched an anti-dengue campaign in response to the alarmingly high levels of cases.

Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, About 3,830 cases of dengue fever have been reported by health officials in southern Sindh province, with at least nine deaths, but there are concerns this may be a conservative estimate.

The dengue outbreak emerged as worst floods began and yet across the country where thousands of villages are still submerged, leaving countless families displaced.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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