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Thursday Oct 10 2019

Lahore family denies dengue surveillance, allegedly pushes woman worker off stairs

LAHORE: A family in the city's Misri Shah denied dengue surveillance service on Thursday and allegedly pushed the woman worker off the stairs, wounding her enough to be shifted to a hospital, her colleagues said.

According to the worker, Shumaila, the family in one of the houses she visited for dengue surveillance refused to let her in and carry out a check for the dengue larvae. Upon her insistence, a woman in the house started assaulting her, she added.

Also read: Pakistan's total dengue cases shoot to a whopping 14,015

Shumaila's co-workers explained that two men and two women were involved in the alleged assault and that the some members of the family pushed the dengue worker off the stairs, causing her injuries for which she had to be shifted to a nearby hospital.

However, her condition was not critical, reports indicated.

On the other hand, the dengue workers accompanying Shumaila went to a police station to register a first information report (FIR) but officers reportedly refused to do so. The workers consequently protested.

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