JI concerns on deaths, ask preventive measures from health authorities

Karachi: Jamaat-e-Islami JI here Wednesday expressed deep concern on growing number of dengue deaths in Karachi and asked the provincial health department to take preventive measures on war footing.

In a statement issued here, JI leaders Muzaffar Hashmi, Laeeq Khan, Nasrullah Khan Shajih, Yunus Barai and Hameedullah Khan Advocate expressed deep concern over death of four dengue patients in last 24 hours.

They strongly condemned the deteriorated sanitary condition in Karachi and said the government is least concerned with the problems related to daily lives of citizens. “Despite funds of billions of rupees allocated to Health Department, the Sindh government has miserably failed to ensure provision of basic facilities and hygienic condition to Karachiites.”

The JI leaders were of the view that the people have been deprived of basic healthcare facilities, adding that the dengue virus is being spread in the city due to not carrying out anti-mosquito spray.

They said on one hand the health department does not take any effective steps towards the eradication of dengue virus on the other it has failed to facilitate the dengue patients in government-run hospitals.

The JI demanded of the government to ensure effective steps in order to control the deadly dengue virus and conduct Anti-Dengue spray in every street of the city. It further demanded treatment of the patients of dengue virus on government expenditure.

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