Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Ali Mardan Khan Domki has issued directives to the health and livestock departments to urgently address the threat posed by a new strain of the Congo virus in Quetta.
He emphasized the need to raise public awareness, particularly among individuals involved in the buying and selling of livestock, and to implement precautionary measures to combat the virus.
Domki underscored the potentially fatal nature of the fever caused by this new variant of the Congo virus. He stressed the importance of providing immediate medical assistance and guidance to those exhibiting specific symptoms.
The public was urged to promptly seek medical attention if they experienced high fever, severe body pain, or other symptoms associated with the Congo virus.
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The chief minister instructed the health and livestock departments to take a multifaceted approach to promote public awareness. This would include disinfecting animals in livestock pastures and dairy farms, as well as maintaining strict sanitation practices in hospitals.
District administrative officers, along with health and livestock department officials, were tasked with visiting dairy farms, pastures, and livestock markets to recommend measures for preventing the spread of the virus.
Domki highlighted the importance of mobilizing livestock department teams and taking emergency measures to educate the public about proper disinfection and livestock protection procedures.
He announced that a high-level meeting would be held to assess the current situation, available resources, actions taken thus far, and the formulation of a comprehensive strategy for managing the virus.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 6th2023.
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