Panel for expediting campaign against Corona virus, dengue fever
PESHAWAR: A meeting of Provincial Dengue Oversight Committee with Chief Secretary, Dr Kazim Niaz in chair here Tuesday directed all concerned departments to expedite campaign for prevention of Coronavirus and dengue fever in the province.
He directed Local Bodies Department to remove standing waters and ensure smooth flow of water in drainage system.
He further directed establishment of anti dengue cells at agriculture and public health departments in every district with representation to officials of other departments besides preparation of effective media strategies for awareness of masses against dengue fever.
He also directed launching of campaign against dengue in KP including merged areas.
- According to an earlier report, as many as 176 quarantine centers with a capacity of accommodating more than 4,400 people have been established in 28 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Officials in Health Department told APP on Friday that 422 suspects of coronavirus have been quarantined in these centres.
In Peshawar, a total of seven quarantine centres were established where suspects of coronavirus are being kept.
One quarantine has been set up at Doranpor Peshawar where 146 people were quarantined.
Similarly, 195 houses at Welfare Trust Colony Badhber, seven houses at Shaheen Colony Bara Road and one house at Bashirabad were declared quarantine.
Likewise, 17 houses were declared quarantine at Phase-3 Hayatabad, 25 houses on Canal Road and 50 houses at Karkhano market.
The spokesman of Relief and Resettlement Department in a statement here Friday said three coronavirus positive cases were detected in Nowshera district including two persons tested positive in Badrashi village and one in a tableeghi group member, Muhammad Yameen (55).
Two persons, who were tested positive are Zahid Khan (40) and Bilal Shah (22) at village Badrashi in Nowshera.
The locked down of Badrashi village were completed and teams dispatched for collection of sampling.
More than 515 medical staff have been deployed in these quarantine centres to take care of the suspected patients.
The Spokesman of Relief Department said Provincial Disasters Management Authority (PDMA) KP has dispatched 5, 000 safety kits to the districts administration and other concerned departments including health workers to combat Corona virus in the province.
The kits include suit masks, surgical caps, gloves and other life saving equipment.
Likewise, 10,000 more kits would be provided to concerned departments soon.
PDMA has already provided 750 litres sanitizers to the concerned departments. - APP