KARACHI – Sindh Secretary Health Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo has directed all medical superintendents of public sector hospitals to immediately set up isolation wards, each having 10-bed, for dengue viral fever patients in their respective health facilities.
“All medical facilities, including kits, will be provided to hospitals for timely diagnosis of the disease,” he added.
He gave these directives while presiding over a meeting held to review the dengue situation in the city at the provincial office of Neonatal and Child Health. EDO (Health) Karachi Dr Zafar Ejaz, Manager of Dengue Prevention & Control Programme Dr Masood Ahmed Solangi, medical superintendents of government hospitals and town health officers attended the meeting.
Underscoring the need for making coordinated efforts for combating dengue viral disease, the secretary urged the health officials to adopt comprehensive strategy to eliminate dengue mosquito.
At the outset, Mr Mangnejo asked the medical superintendents of public sector to share data of dengue cases with EDO (Health), Karachi on regular basis.
Earlier, Dr Masood Ahmed Solangi briefed the participants of meeting about the city’s current dengue situation and the steps taken by his organization to handle the situation.