Nine people, including five women, lost their lives from the dengue virus on Monday, raising the death toll from the virus to 152 across Punjab. Patients with high fever continued to flock to different hospitals of the city. Residents complained that the increased load shedding is only contributing to an increase in the number of Dengue patients. This is a concern also shared by the management of hospitals who say that load shedding is causing difficulty in the treatment of patients. Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has decided that doctors and medical staff will travel to Sri Lanka, Thailand and Singapore to receive dengue treatment training.