Sindh seeks help from Punjab to control dengue

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Sindh seeks help from Punjab to control dengue

Sindh government has been decided to seek help from Punjab to control dengue virus in Sindh, doctors and staff will be trained by dengue experts from Punjab.

A meeting regarding dengue was held under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Secretary Dr. Muhammad Sohail Rajput, in which Administrator Karachi Murtaza Wahab, Chief Commissioner Islamabad Captain Usman and others participated.

Commissioner Islamabad Captain Usman informed the meeting about the mechanism of elimination of dengue virus in Punjab and said that 4031 cases of dengue virus have been reported in the province so far this year.

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Chief Secretary Sindh said that the existing program to eliminate dengue in Sindh has to be made more effective, daily report of dengue will be taken from all public and private hospitals and laboratories.
It was decided in the meeting that dengue experts from Punjab will be trained for Sindh doctors and dengue program staff, spraying will be done in 20 houses around dengue patients.
All the Deputy Commissioners will hold a meeting with the concerned departments to eradicate dengue and entomologists will be recruited in the province while an awareness campaign will be started.
Administrator Karachi Murtaza Wahab said that a spraying and fumigation campaign will be started to destroy dengue larvae at the hot spot, while spraying will be done in 20 houses around dengue victims.
He said that currently spraying is being done in all the districts of Karachi to eradicate dengue.