TB, hepatitis tests mandatory before school admission in Sindh
KARACHI – Sindh health authorities on Monday announced tuberculosis and hepatitis tests compulsory for all new students taking admission in schools.
The decision was taken in the meeting with Minister for Health and Population Welfare Sindh, Dr. Azra Pechuho to restrain infectious diseases among school children.
Karachi (22.02.2021): Minister for Health and Population Welfare Sindh, Dr. @AzraPechuho, chaired a meeting on curbing communicable diseases. The meeting was attended by DG Health Services Sindh, Dr. Irshad Memon, Deputy DG CDC, Dr. Teerat Das & program directors #SindhHealth pic.twitter.com/lBCT6ezcnc— Health and Population Welfare Department, Sindh (@SindhHealthDpt) February 22, 2021
DG Health Services Sindh, Dr. Irshad Memon, Deputy DG CDC, Dr. Teerat Das, and program directors attended the meeting.
The authorities also decided to restrict the open sale of medicines used for the treatment of TB as the Sindh government is providing free treatment under the TB control program.
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