401 dengue cases recorded during a week in Karachi

General Karachi

KARACHI:The Vector Borne Diseases Department of Directorate General Health Services Sindh has registered 416 dengue fever cases across the Sindh province in a week out of which 401 were recorded in Karachi alone.


The department has registered a total of 1,034 dengue fever cases from 01 to 28 October 2020 across the province out of which 1,019 were detected in Karachi and 15 in others districts.


In Karachi, District East was on top with 420 dengue cases in October followed by Districts South, District Central, District Korangi, Malir District and District West. The department has registered 1,950 dengue cases all over the Sindh province since 1st January to 28 October 2020 out of which 95 per cent cases were reported in Karachi division while five per cent in other districts of province.


A death due to dengue fever was also reported in Karachi city this year so far. Deputy Director General Health, Vector Borne Diseases, Dr Mahmood Iqbal Memon, while talking to PPI, said Sindh Health Department had constituted special teams for vector control disease in affected Union Councils of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, North Nazimabad, Saddar/ Defence and Gulberg areas of the city.


He informed that team members were visiting major sites, including nurseries, graveyards, lakes, ponds, swimming pools, tyre shops, water pumping stations/hydrants, construction cities, waste and dump areas.


Dr Mahmood Iqbal urged citizens to keep houses clean, remove accumulated water, use mosquito spray and sprinkle insecticide at unnecessary water reservoirs which are considered major source of breeding of mosquitoes that causes dengue fever.