Massive drive needed against malaria and dengue

March 8, 2016 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar on Wednesday said that there was a dire need to launch a massive drive against malaria and dengue, specially in Karachi and Hyderabad, and to get the objective, the program managers concerned should prepare short-term and long-term strategy.

This he said while presiding over a meeting here in his office. Secretary Health Dr Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo, Dengue Control Program Manager Dr Masood Solangi, Malaria Control Program Manager Dr Naheed Jamali, Director GAMBAT institute of medical sciences Dr Rahim Bux Bhatti and other officers also attended the meeting.

Minister health directed secretary health to immediately release the funds to program managers so that the drives against viral diseases might be made a success. He said spray against malaria and dengue should be carried out in slum areas and less privileged communities and in hospitals too and awareness pamphlets should be distributed in public and private educational institutions.

He directed director GAMBAT institute of medical sciences to provide all medical treatment under one umbrella to the patients of interior Sindh and Baluchistan in order to reduce burden of patients on Karachi.

While expressing his dissatisfaction over the performance of malaria program, he directed program manager to enhance the performance and submit weekly report.

Meanwhile, Dahar directed to functionalize all wards in North Nazimabad Children Hospital because it was being developed and improved in collaboration with Japan International Agency (JICA) to provide better health facilities to area people.