Health minister for more awareness about dengue

KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Health Dr Mehtab Hussain Dahar on Thursday stressed upon to make awareness campaign about dengue virus more effective and its fruits should reach to common man.

This he said while presiding over a meeting regarding the ongoing awareness campaign against dengue in Karachi, here in his office. Secretary health Dr Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo, DG Health Murad Hasan Shah and in-charge Dengue Control Program Dr Masood Solangi also attended the meeting.

The meeting was told that awareness campaign would continue till 10th September. It was told that from January to August 2015 so far 917 dengue patients have been detected from six districts of Karachi including DHA.

In-charge Dengue Prevention and Control Program Dr Masood Solangi informed that 174 dengue patients in district West, 110 patients in district East, 90 patients in district South, 151 patients in district Central ,28 patients in district Korangi, 26 patients in district Malir, 60 patients in DHA has been detected. However, the addresses of 278 other patients could not be verified.

Dr Mehtab directed the officers to speed up the awareness campaign and achieve the set targets.