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346 patients of dengue virus identified in 15 days: Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar

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Karachi, September 29, 2015 (PPI-OT): Provincial Minister for Health, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that during last fifteen days as many as 346 people have been diagnosed with Dengue Virus while one man has been diagnosed with Dengue plus Congo Virus in Karachi. This he said in a statement issued here on Tuesday. He said that in current year 1732 patients affected by Dengue Virus were brought to the hospitals, out of which 1687 patients belonged to Karachi and the remaining 45 patients were brought from other parts of Sindh province.

Health Minister added, ‘Sadar Khan from New Karachi, by profession a butcher is diagnosed with Dengue plus Congo virus, the patient has been admitted in isolation ward of Civil Hospital Karachi and he is now in stable condition.’ He said that a campaign against Dengue virus is going on and in next phase the drive will be launched in Badin, Sanghar, Matiari, Tando Muhammad Khan and Shaheed Benazirabad districts.

Health Minister Sindh Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has also taken notice of shortage of lady doctors in the government hospitals of district Badin and directed Special Secretary Health to look into the matter and also keep an eye on absent doctors in Civil hospital Shikarpur. ‘The doctors and paramedics are bound to perform their duties honestly and no negligence will be tolerated in this regard, he concluded.

For more information, contact:
The Information Department
Block-95 Sindh Secretariat 4-B,
Opposite Sindh Assembly Building Karachi
Phone: +92-21-99204401, +92-21-99204423
Fax: +92-021-99202609, +92-021-99204417


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