‘Hospital equipped to deal with Congo virus’

Doctors have been trained, medicines have been stocked, DCO says

Our Correspondent August 12, 2016
Doctors have been trained, medicines have been stocked, DCO says. PHOTO: FILE

BAHAWALPUR: Rahim Yar Khan DCO Muhammad Zafar Iqbal said on Friday that the district administration was taking appropriate precautionary measures against spread of Congo virus.

He said training of doctors in dealing with patients of Congo virus had been completed.

“Medicine and diagnostic facilities have also been ensured at Shaikh Zayed Hospital,” he said.

He was talking to Bahawalpur Commissioner Saqib Zafar at a meeting.

The DCO said information of butchers across the district was being organised.

“They have been tested and their shops have been inspected,” he said. He said more than 100 butchers had been tested.

He said that a plan of action had been prepared for screening of livestock for Eid.

“All the cattle being brought to the city is being checked and vaccinated,” he said.

The DCO said fool proof security arrangements had been made for August 14 celebrations. He said no programme would be organised without obtaining permission from police. He said a crackdown on one-wheeling was also underway. The DCO said Independence Day festivities had been toned down in the wake of the suicide attack at a hospital in Quetta.

He said the Independence Day parade and midnight fireworks ceremony had been cancelled.

He said the Shan-i-Bahawalpur award distribution ceremony had also been postponed. The DCO said only a flag hoisting ceremony would be held. It would be followed by special prayers for those killing in Quetta bombing.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th, 2016.

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