Gastro and Diarrhoea medicines availabilty to be ensured: Sagheer
21 June, 2012
KARACHI: Sindh Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed has stressed that availability of medicines of gastroenteritis and diarrhoea be ensured in the hospitals in the province.
He was chairing a meeting of district health officers, medical superintendents and taluka/town health officers in his office here on Wednesday.
The minister was of the view that with the advent of summer the cases of gastroenteritis and diarrhea increase especially in the rural areas of the province. He stressed that awareness be fostered among the masses against these diseases and that they be asked to avoid using sub-standard and stale food items and drink water after boiling.
Dr Ahmed urged the district health officers to play their role in fostering awareness in this regard among the masses. He said that effective steps be taken to keep the children immune against such diseases.
The minister also directed that presence of doctors and paramedics be ensured in the hospitals so as to enhance their performance and warned that no dereliction would be tolerated in this regard. Special Secretary Public Health Dr Suresh Kumar briefed the minister about the performance of the hospitals.