Govt decides to conduct anti-mosquito fumigation

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In order to prevent the spread of dengue in the province, the Sindh government has decided to conduct anti-mosquito fumigation in the houses of all dengue patients and 20 other houses in their surroundings. The decision to this effect was made at a meeting held at the Sindh Secretariat with Sindh Chief Secretary Dr Muhammad Sohail Rajput in chair.

The meeting was held to review the strategy to deal with the dengue outbreak in the province. The chief secretary directed the officials concerned to compile data on the dengue patients detected in the province on a daily basis by getting reports from all the diagnostic laboratories in both the public and private sectors.

He said the Sindh government would employ more epidemiologists and conduct public awareness campaigns to tackle the dengue outbreak. Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab informed the meeting that fumigation would especially be carried out in those areas from where multiple dengue cases had been reported.He said the KMC had been using 30 vehicles to conduct the anti-dengue spray drive in the city.

The services of the Sindh Health Care Commission had been utilised to lower the cost of the tests for the diagnosis of dengue, he added. The meeting decided that health experts from Punjab would be brought for the training of doctors and other staff associated with the dengue control programme of Sindh. The meeting was briefed that so far 4,031 cases of dengue fever had been detected in the province since the start of the current year and nine people had lost their lives due to the viral disease.hair.

The meeting was held to review the strategy to deal with the dengue outbreak in the province. The chief secretary directed the officials concerned to compile data on the dengue patients detected in the province on a daily basis by getting reports from all the diagnostic laboratories in both the public and private sectors.

In 2021, 6373 dengue cases were reported in the province.

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