Administrator Karachi urges health officials to ensure protecting citizens from Congo virus

Karachi, August 27, 2014 (PPI-OT): KMC Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui has directed health officials to immediately start taking precautionary measures for saving the citizens from Congo fever owing to the arrival of sacrificial animals in the city. Complaints of Congo fever were received last year; therefore it was the duty of the local bodies to take all possible measures for protecting the citizens from viral diseases. The responsibility for the health of the animal lies with the officer who had issued the health certificate for it.
He expressed these views while addressing a meeting held in the old KMC building on Wednesday which was attended by the Senior Director Medical and Health Services, Senior Director Veterinary, Deputy Director Livestock, representative of the provincial health department, administrator of district Malir, municipal commissioners, health officers of different districts, assistant commissioners and other officers.

Administrator Karachi said all possible facilities would be provided to the cattle markets under the directive of Sindh Government while keeping full information about the health of the animals to avert any chances of spread of any kinds of disease.

He said all necessary steps will be taken for removing any hurdles and troubles facing by the veterinary doctors, technical staff and other such persons in the biggest market of sacrificial animals at Sohrab Goth.

He said work on the prevention of various diseases and improvement in the delivery of health care facilities was already started effectively. The provincial government had also issued clear directives in this connection with stress on bringing improvement in the health care facilities for people.

Earlier the meeting was informed that presently 16 veterinary hospitals were operating in the city where animals were medical examined whereas more than 13 Lac sacrificial animals were brought to the city before Eid-ul-Azha. This was further informed that basically Congo virus had originated in Africa and now due to its presence in the animals of the rural especially the northern areas of Pakistan could transmit in the city with the animals that were brought from inner country.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406
Email: administrator@karachicity.gov.pk

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