MULTAN: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday directed the authorities concerned to take all possible measures for the prevention of influenza after four people died of the viral illness in Multan.
CM Shahbaz advised the authorities to organize awareness campaign regarding the illness as the disease was spreading very fast in the province and people have knowledge regarding it.
Moreover, the Punjab health department informed that as many as 18 people have been diagnosed with influenza in Punjab. Influenza has claimed eight lives so far, it added.
On Saturday, four people in Multan died after contracting seasonal influenza.
Health Department for the month of December state that over 35 patients at the Nishtar Hospital were diagnosed with symptoms that include influenza, cough, joint pain, running nose, vomiting, and fever.