Demoralizing the DENGUE

Perhaps, dengue has been the biggest challenge being faced by the Karachi Administration in the health domain. On the special directives of the Chief Minister Sindh and the Chief Secretary Sindh, Karachi Administration has been actively engaged in curbing this life-threatening menace. In this connection, the Commissioner Karachi has directed the municipal authorities to carry out active spray drives in critical areas. Another useful technique is that of the Guppy Fish. This larva-eating insect is highly useful against the dengue breeding in stagnant water. The Guppy Fish is readily available in the market. However, the Commissioner Karachi believes in ‘Fight Dengue with awareness and precaution’. He recently led a walk for the awareness of the same in collaboration with the Arts Council of Karachi & Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) from the Arts Council roundabout to the Press Club. Other notables included in the walk were Mr. Aslam Khoso, Additional Commissioner –I, Dr. Saif-ur-Rehman Deputy Commissioner, Central, Dr. Mansoor Abbas Rizvi,the then Special Secretary Health Department, Mr. Masood Alam, Sr. Director Municipal Services, KMC, representatives of Arts Council and PMA..