2 more Congo virus cases detected


Quetta—Two more cases of Congo virus have been detected in the provincial capital. The management of Fatima Jinnah Chest and TB Hospital said that two more patients have been admitted to the hospital. The Chief Medical Officer, Dr Abbas Notkani said that earlier, a female patient suffering from bleeding from mouth and nose was admitted to the hospital whose condition was now better after medical treatment and health care. “The health condition of female patient, Saima Bibi has been improving fast and now she is out of danger,” he said. He said that another two patients complaining continuous bleeding from mouth and nose were brought to Fatima Jinnah Chest and TB Hospital Quetta from Mekhtar area of Loralai district who were admitted to isolation ward of the hospital.
“The two patients brought from Loralai are a man and his son,” Dr Notkani said adding that they were being provided medical treatment. Meanwhile, it is reported from Faisalabad that Additional Secretary Livestock Punjab Ashiq Hussain Dogar here on Monday said Punjab government has taken solid steps to eliminate Congo virus threat.
He said, in this connection, the livestock department has also activated its entire machinery and staff. He said temporary pickets have been set up at all entry and exit points of the city, where the sacrificial animals brought from other areas are completely examined and vaccinated. The staff at vaccination pickets works round-the-clock and the livestock teams will also remain active during Eid days, he said, adding the livestock department has also set up a complaint center, which can be contacted through a toll free number 080009211, in case of any emergency.—APP