Patients suffering from dengue fever lie under mosquito nets at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Lahore, Sept 13, 2011. — Photo by Reuters/File

KARACHI: At least 165 cases of Dengue have been reported in Sindh so far this year and 164 of these are from Karachi.

This was stated by the Commissioner Karachi, Roshan Ali Shaikh, on Friday.

He stressed that fostering the required awareness among the people is essential and so is the timely diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

The Commissioner said that the rainy season appears to be conducive for the growth of Dengue virus and that during this period more cases come to the fore.

As such there is more need for the adoption of the precautionary measures, he added.

Roshan Shaikh directed that the Divisional Dengue Cell should be made more active.

He said that like the previous year, the Sindh Health Department has made special arrangements this year as well for the treatment of those suffering from Dengue fever.

Arrangements have also been made for the test of the Dengue virus as well the medicines.

The Commissioner also directed that there should be spray for the prevention of the Dengue cases in various towns in the metropolis.

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