File Photo: A Congo Patient Being Shifted In A Private Air Ambulance To Karachi: Photo provided by CM Secretariat

Syed Ali Shah:

QUETTA: The Balochistan government shifted two more Congo virus patients to Karachi for medical treatment on the directives of the Caretaker Chief Minister Balochistan, Ali Mardan Domki on Wednesday. The CM stated that the treatment of 13 patients including 11 doctors was underway in a private hospital in Karachi. “They all are being treated on government expenses”, Mr. Domki said.

Health Emergency In Force Across Balochistan

Caretaker Chief Minister Balochistan, Ali Mardan Domki said a health emergency was in force across the province after the outbreak of the Congo virus. The virus has claimed the life of a young doctor and infected 16 others.

The provincial government shifted all serious patients to Karachi to save their lives, the CM mentioned. He said effective measures were adopted by the health department to prevent the spread of the virus. “Emergency was declared in all government-run hospitals of the province”, the CM said.

Spray Launched In All Cattle Markets

The caretaker chief minister of Balochistan, Mir Ali Mardan Khan Domki, said the health department is spraying in all the cattle markets of the province

Commissioners and officers of the Livestock Department should ensure the implementation of precautionary measures in the districts, the Chief Minister of Balochistan instructed.

People should fully follow the precautionary measures laid down by the Health Department, he urged the masses. Congo virus will be eradicated from Balochistan soon, Caretaker Chief Minister Mir Ali Mardan Khan Domki vowed.

Congo Claims 18 Lives This Year

The death toll because of the Congo virus reached 18 since January 1st this year. Most of the deaths have been reported from Zhob, Loralai, Killa Saifullah, Quetta, and Harnai districts of Balochistan. The government has urged the masses to avoid visiting cattle markets without wearing masks and called for precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

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