Officials directed to ensure Hepatitis treatment

RATODERO: Larkana Divisional Commissioner has directed the health officers to ensure proper treatment of Hepatitis patients as per the policy of the Sindh government.

Dr Saeed Mangnejo, while presiding over a high-level meeting in his office, further said that health officials must ensure proper fulfilment of EPI and sealing of gaps in it and other related programmes. He said that to save the people from Malaria and Dengue, spray must be carried out in villages, towns and cities.

“There is also need to open Dengue isolation wards at district headquarter hospitals in Larkana Division.” He further directed the health officials to conduct surprise raids two times in a month at private medical stores in their respective limits along with magistrate, drug inspectors and police to check the sale of substandard medicines and report him.

He said that TB patients must also be provided all treatment and drugs in the hospitals and added that lady doctors must be posted at all the maternity homes so that round the clock facilities could be provided to the pregnant women and if any lady doctor disobeys these orders strict action should be taken against her.

He further said that step must also be taken for Congo virus in the sacrificial animal markets as suggested by the Sindh government and a report should be submitted to him. He further said that quality drugs should be procured in the hospitals. He said that medical representatives should not be allowed inside the hospitals.

Doctors complained on the occasion that EPI budget is released very late and no conveyance facility is provided to the staff. He asked the health officials that nets must be fixed in all the doors and all such places from where mosquitoes could enter into the Wards. DC Larkana, DHOs, Medical Superintendents, Focal Person for HIV/AIDS, Dengue Virus & Hepatitis, Malaria Superintendents and deputy director livestock also attended the meeting.