OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - A total of 85 new cases of the dengue fever 'victims were reported across the province during the last 24 hours. Of these, 78 were reported in Lahore alone. While one each new case emerged in Gujrat, Nankana Sahib, Multan, Sahiwal, Sheikhupura and Jhelum, two more patients were reported in Faisalabad. Currently, nine dengue patients are under treatment in Mayo Hospital, one in Mental Hospital, two in Shalamar Hospital, three in LGHL, four in Services Hospital, four in Surgimed Hospital and 11 in Doctors Hospital. The others, said doctors at various hospitals, were found to be not dengue cases and were sent back to their homes, with outdoor treatment for other type of fevers. According to a report issued by the Health Department Punjab, as many as 526 cases of dengue fever have been registered so far in the whole province, whereas 466 such cases have been registered in Lahore, out of which, 491 patients have recovered. Meanwhile, spokesman of Health Department Punjab has said that medical facilities are being provided to the dengue fever patients in all government hospitals free of cost. Meanwhile, Punjab Health Director General Dr Muhammad Aslam Chaudhry has said that implementation on new fumigation strategy has been started immediately for eradication of dengue various in Lahore. The DG Health informed that according to new strategy one town of City would be covered in one day and schedule had been issued for this purpose. He said that on 23rd August anti-mosquito spray and fogging would be done in Data Gunj Bakhsh Town, on 24th Gulberg Town, on 25th Samnabad Town, on 26th Aziz Bhatti Town and Cant on 27th Nishtar Town, on 28th Allama Iqbal Town and on 29th August the same exercise could be replicated in Wahga Town. Dr Muhammad Aslam Chaudhry said that Ravi Town, Shalamar Town have already been covered on 21st and 22nd August respectively. He further said that the staff of solid waste management department would remove heaps of garbage from the town one day before the spray campaign while the WASA would be responsible to stop the leakage of water pipes. He said that spray and fogging process would be carried out in early morning from 4:30am to 7:00am and from 7:30pm to 9:00pm in each town. The DG Health further informed that special squads for spray, fogging and larviciding had been constituted and spray machines and medicines in sufficient quantity had been provided to them. He said that strict monitoring and supportive supervision of these activities would also be done in each town. For this purpose Punjab Health Department nominated Health Directors as provincial monitors. Dr Akhtar Rashid Malik would monitor dengue eradication activities in Ravi Town, Dr Arshad Iqbal Daar and Dr Azhar Masood Bhatti in Data Gunj Bakhsh Town, Dr Arshad Usmani in Samnabad Town, Dr Mubashar Ahmad Malik in Allama Iqbal Town, Dr Tanveer Ahmad in Nishtar Town, Dr Muhammad Zulfiqar and Dr Mehmood Ahmad in Gulberg Town, Dr Muhammad Naeem in Aziz Bhatti Town, Dr Muhammad Altaf in Shalamar Town, Dr Anwar Janjua and Dr Muhammad Razaq in Wahga Town whereas Dr Sabiha Khurshid would monitor these activities in cantonment areas.