Precautionary measures against typhoid save lives: Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar

Karachi, July 21, 2016 (PPI-OT): On the directives of Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, an awareness and training seminar for doctors and paramedics on Typhoid vaccination and treatment were held in Civil Hospital Karachi and Services Hospital Karachi under Child Survival Program of Health Department. MS Civil Hospital Karachi Dr. Jamil Ahmed Siddiqui and MS Services Hospital Karachi Dr. Khalid Hussain Shaikh inaugurated Typhoid vaccination facility centres for under five years children in their respective hospitals. Dr. A.G. Billoo of HANDS chaired the seminar.

MS Services Hospital Dr. Khalid Shaikh highlighted the importance of the seminar and said that due to Typhoid fever millions of children had to suffer and many of them died due to typhoid. So the doctors and paramedics were to aware of the symptoms and causes of Typhoid and how to treat it as well. He said that he was making all out efforts to make Services hospital Karachi, the best hospital for vaccination and treatment.

Meanwhile in a statement the health minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that it is a big break through that Health Department Sindh is providing typhoid vaccine free of cost to the children and he also stressed on medical practitioners to create awareness among general masses especially in rural areas against this fatal disease because precautionary measures could save many lives.

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