Islamabad like anti-Dengue campaign launched in Karachi
KARACHI: Local administration launched an Islamabad-like anti-Dengue campaign as cases of Dengue virus were spreading rapidly across Karachi. According to details, medical teams from Islamabad and Lahore have started giving training to doctors and other staff of provincial health department. Anti-Dengue campaign was first launched in District East most affected from virus.
District Health Officer East Dr Naeem Sikandar has informed that anti-dengue spraying was conducted in houses of patients and 20 surrounding residential facilities to eliminate virus. Dr Naeem Sikandar said that administration was mapping areas from where cases are being reported. “So far, over 1800 cases of Dengue have been reported in district east,” DHO said, adding that almost ten patients have succumbed to virus.
A day earlier, a total of 280 more persons tested positive for Dengue fever in Karachi. According to provincial health department report, so far 32 people had their lives due to vector-borne infection in mega city.
Published in The Daily National Courier, October, 01 2022