Dengue virus detected in Gwadar

QUETTA: Dengue virus has been detected in port city of Gwadar, Provincial Health Minister, Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch has directed to immediate dispatch doctors’ team to Gwadar and carryout anti-dengue virus fumigation in the town and adjoining areas.

He urged officials of the Health Department to launch campaign to raise awareness among people about disease caused by dengue virus.

He was presiding over a meeting at Director General Health Office here

which was attended by officials from MNCH, EPI, Malaria Control Programme, Nutrition Cell, TB Control Programme and HIV Aids Control Programme. DG Health, Dr Masood Nosherwani, Dr Samee Baloch and Dr Chakar Baloch were also present.

The Minister directed officials to submit their health pla s and

implement them in letter and spirit to raise awareness among people about deadly diseases, especially dengue virus, malaria, TV and others. “People should be convinced to adopt preventive measures to save them from fatal diseases,” he said.

He also urged authorities concerned to ensure cleanliness in their respective areas to save local people from dengue virus and malaria.