Training workshop held for officials working on dengue control

Karachi, November 28, 2013 (PPI-OT): Following the directive of KMC Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui, the Medical and Health Department with the coordination of Fisheries Department held a training workshop for officials working on Larva Control Program through Biological Method.

The workshop was attended by officers and experts from Fisheries Department, Agriculture Department, Parks and Horticulture Department and Malaria Control Cell. On this occasion, the participants were provided with useful information regarding use of Guppi Fishes in controlling Larva.

The experts gave training on the water sampling and water testing surrounding temperature for use of Guppi fishes. Senior Director Health and Medical Services Dr. Muhammad Ali Abbasi said KMC had been using different methods to control spread of dengue virus including fumigation and biological method.

He said Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui has given special instructions in this connection to arrange for training workshops, seminars and other awareness programs to provide the necessary information on dengue to common people as well as people from medical profession.

He said such measures should be taken on preferential basis which could help control dengue in the city. The Senior Director said pond of Guppi fishes and collection points were established to make this campaign more effective.

The workshop was also attended by Director Health and Quality Control Dr. Abdul Jabbar, Director Malaria Control Cell KMC Dr. Mansoor Shaikh, Additional Director Parks Ismail Shakir, Senior biochemist Fisheries Department Ms. Rahat and others.

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