Distinctive Assistant to the Key Minister on Well being Dr Zafar Mirza talking at the push meeting.—APP
ISLAMABAD: Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Tuesday stated that in excess of all 11,783 scenarios of dengue experienced been described from across the nation.
“However, as a lot of as 95 per cent of the situations in Sindh ended up reported from Karachi and 84 for each cent of the conditions in Punjab from Rawalpindi,” he mentioned at a push meeting.
“This shows that each areas have grow to be hotspots and initiatives are remaining produced to eradicate the mosquito and larvae as a result of fumigation.”
About 11,700 conditions claimed across state
He reported that 2,827 instances ended up described from Punjab, 2,474 from Sindh, 2,260 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,046 from Islamabad and 1,780 from Balochistan some other cases had been claimed from Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Dr Mirza explained that political get-togethers should stop position-scoring more than the concern as far more scenarios, as in comparison to the present calendar year, experienced been noted in the past. “In some nations, tens of thousands of situations are reported,” he reported.
Referring to Islamabad, he mentioned that the special dengue out-patient departments would stay open up in Polyclinic clinic from 8am to 12 midnight, whilst in the Federal Standard Clinic, from 8am to 8pm. Independent medical doctors and team have been assigned, he added.
According to Dr Mirza, as of Sept 23, 71 larvicidal, 344 spray sessions and 292 fogging functions have been carried out by the Directorate of Overall health Companies of the Money Advancement Authority, in Islamabad.
“1,000 excess beds are offered in private hospitals cost-free of price tag but we have not employed them to day,” he said. “Adequate medications are accessible free of expense in significant government hospitals when free screening services are also offered.”
He further more reported that the Dengue Command and Functions Cell was functioning spherical the clock and could be arrived at at 051-9216890, 051-9212601.
Dr Mirza reported that he frequented all the hospitals of the federal money on a everyday foundation and also ensured that fumigation was finished in regions from exactly where conditions were reported.
Polyclinic’s media coordinator Dr Sharif Astori said that to date as several as 577 patients suffering with dengue experienced been brought to the hospital and 87 ended up admitted until late night.
Printed in Dawn, September 25th, 2019