Special funds allocated to eradicate dengue: Minister
Karachi, November 04, 2015 (PPI-OT):Provincial Minister for Health, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that it was a collective duty of society to strive together to eradicate Dengue and for the purpose all the stakeholders should come forward for this noble cause and there was no need to fear Dengue virus.
This he said while presiding over a Seminar on Dengue virus, organized by Medical and Social Welfare Committee of Arts Council of Pakistan here on Wednesday. He said that Dengue virus flourished in certain temperature for the period from 1st September to end of October in 110 Countries of the World, adding that timely precautions and awareness could save us from this disease.
Health Minister said that a massive campaign regarding Dengue virus could help reduce menace of Dengue and in this regard, the role of media was quite important and media could create awareness on Dengue. He told the audience that so far Sindh Health Department had distributed 2 million leaflets during mass awareness program all over Sindh and during this campaign educational Institutions, Community Centres and other important places were focused.
He added, ‘Sindh Health Department has established isolation wards in all major Government-run Hospitals for treatment of Dengue diagnosed patients and Private Hospitals have also been directed to share data regarding Dengue patients, while this program has been given full status in ADP and a huge funds have also been allocated for Dengue Program’.
He hoped that the efforts taken by the Sindh Government would yield results and gradually we would be able to eradicate Dengue in the society. On this occasion, Program Manager for Dengue Dr. Masood Solangi, Dr. Mirza Ali Azhar, Dr. Sajjad Qureshi and other also spoke.
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