KARACHI- Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has set up special dengue wards in its four major hospitals where doctors, paramedics and nurses will be available round-the-clock to provide timely treatment to dengue patients.
This was stated at a meeting presided over by Metropolitan Commissioner Samiuddin Siddiqui and attended by all district chief medical officers and KMC officials.
The meeting was told that special dengue wards established at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital has 60 beds, Rafiqui Shaheed Hospital (20 beds), Landhi Medical Complex and Gazdarabad Hospital (20 beds each). Besides, all the special dengue wards have been provided sufficient quantity of medicines.
The Metropolitan Commissioner directed the KMC and District Municipal Corporations (DMCs) administrations to take all possible measures to prevent citizens from dengue and malaria fever.
He also instructed the officials to carry out spray in parks, swimming pools, underground water tanks across the city.
He stressed the need for creating awareness about dengue virus among students of schools and colleges.
He also advised the citizens to adopt necessary preventive measures to protect themselves from dengue and malaria.