1585 affected by dengue virus in Karachi this year

KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that so far in current year 1630 cases of dengue virus have been reported. In Karachi, 1585 people have been affected by dengue virus while in rest of Sindh, 45 cases were reported.

This he said while talking to media men here at Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Trauma Centre, Civil Hospital Karachi. He said that during awareness drive one lac booklets were distributed in Karachi only, while awareness drive was held in schools and community centres and besides this, the campaign was also launched in Hyderabad, Thatta, Sujawal, Mirpurkhas and Tando Allah Yar and in next phase the drive would be extended to rest of the districts.

Replying to a query, the minister said that the process of renewal of contract of social mobilizers was in progress and PC-I for next three years had been submitted. During his visit to Trauma Centre, he directed the contractor to speed up the work and to do needful work to avoid any untoward incident, specially if the fire breaks out. He told that the under construction trauma Centre should be completed at the earliest in order to provide relief to the patients.