Awareness week on XDR Typhoid prevention to be observed from March 04

HYDERABAD:The Deputy Commissioner Hyderabad Syed Aijaz Ali Shah termed XDR Typhoid a dangerous disease and emphasized the need of creating mass awareness in order to root out the disease from the district.

The district administration Hyderabad is going to observe an awareness week about preventive measures against XDR Typhoid, he said and added, the main objective is to create awareness among the citizens to adopt precautionary measures.

The Deputy Commissioner expressed these remarks while presiding over the meeting here at Shahbaz Building on Friday to review arrangements of awareness week set to start from Match 4, 2019.

He said that on the first day of awareness week a walk will be arranged from Commissioner Office to Gymkhana Club Hyderabad while on the second day, awareness sessions will be organized in different government and private schools and colleges where doctors and health department staff will deliver lectures on health issues particularly XDR Typhoid.

On third day, the Deputy Commissioner informed that another walk fto be arranged rom Press Club to District and Sessions Court and on fourth day walk will be organized from Civil Hospital to Tower Market.

On fifth day, he informed that public services messages about XDR Typhoid and other health issues will be delivered to citizens through Jumma Prayers Sermons while on the sixth and last day a seminar followed by a Press Conference will be organized.

Besides, the Deputy Commissioner informed that banners will be displayed with distribution of pamphlets at public places regarding preventive measures against XDR Typhoid.

The Medical Superintendent Liaquat University Hospital Dr. Mubeen Memon underlined the need of ensuring cleanliness, using boiled clean water for drinking and safe hygienic food. This is not only responsibility of any single institute but we all along with civil society can produce healthy society, he said.

While realizing the importance of media, the Deputy Commissioner invited media persons to participate in the awareness week events and play due role in imparting health education to communities.