The Sindh health ministry has asked all its drug inspectors, and related individuals and organisations to ensure availability of two vital drugs that respond efficiently to the extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid strain that had affected thousands of people in the province.
In regards to the outbreak of XDR typhoid in Sindh, the provincial authorities have gotten involved in consultation with the World Health Organisation and other leading foreign agencies to ensure that it is controlled as soon as possible. Officials say that the typhoid strain in question is resistant to conventional and third-generation antibiotics, but the silver lining is that the two drugs are hugely effective to control it.
Extreme stress has also been placed on adoption of good hygiene and sanitation measures. The health experts have called upon the government to initiate efforts for better sanitation and free vaccination campaigns against typhoid, a preventable disease.
The major cause behind the epidemic has been revealed to be compromised hygiene in the form of unclean water and food from outside.
The public has been advised to observe the following steps for their safety: