Commissioner takes notice of dengue cases in metropolis

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Staff Reporter

Commissioner Karachi, Iftikhar Shallwani has taken notice of the reports showing that 641 dengue fever cases reported during the current month in Karachi, and o rderred launching of mass awareness campaign for prevention of disease and timely treatment of patients. He also directed the deputy commissioners and other concerned officials to initiate an effeictive programme for mitigation of dengue fever in the city.
The decision was taken in a meeting held under the chairmanship of commissioner Karachi Iftikhar shallwani on Thursday at his office to review the situation of fumigation . The meeting also review ed the measures adopted for prevention and control of dengue fever, reported on almost daily basis from different parts of the city.
Programma Manager for Prevention and Control Programme for Denue in sindh, Dr. Mahmood Iqbal Memon, briefed the commissioner about the cases reported in the city He told the meeting that 641 caseshave been reported in all six districts of the city in current month. Most affected district included district central, district south and district east where cases reported number 68, 65 and 59 respectively. The meeting decided that a comprehensive fumigation programme would be carried out that would be started from Monday .All the deputy commissioners would monitor the fumigation programme to ensure all streets , residential areas and roads are properly sprayed.
The 6 district monitor committees for implementation of fumigation prograame were formed that would be headed by the concerned deputy commissioners . they have been asked to monitor and get implemented the programme effectively.
Officials of KMC ,DMCs and cantonment boards attended the meeting. Deputy Commissioner east Ahmed Ali Siddiqui and Municipal commissioner Malir Imran Aslam ,ADCs and DMC officials briefed about the situation and activities carried out with regard to the fumigation to the commissioner in the meeting.