Dengue awareness walk

September 30, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation KMC Metropolitan Commissioner Samiuddin Siddiqui has said that the efforts from KMC would produce positive outputs when people were aware to get safe from dengue and know measures taken to curb breeding of mosquitoes causing dengue.

He said this while addressing participants of Walk held on SeaView with the collaboration of KMC and Ghausia Welfare Organization. Various NGOs representatives, renowned artists and people from different sectors were present on the occasion.

Metropolitan Commissioner Samiuddin Siddiqui said that KMC was holding various programs for prevention from dengue fever on schools level whereas awareness for prevention from dengue and other diseases was being provided through seminars, pamphlets and utility bills.

He said that spray campaign was also underway on various locations of the city in morning and evening times which was being carried out on constant basis and KMC was taking all possible measures to curb dengue fever.

He said chemical control spray and biological control were also being utilized under which Guppy Fishes to curb mosquitoes breeding were being poured in ponds, pools and other locations.

He said that a special cell consisting of 50 beds in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital was also working with reference to dengue fever where facilities of tests and treatment were available.