Rural Health Centre, school admin team up for students' health

WARBURTON - A daylong free medical camp was organised at Govt High School Warburton City by Senior Headmaster Javed Ashraf Shooka under the supervision of Rural Health Centre (RHC) Medical Superintendent Dr Tafhim Haider Kazmi on Wednesday. The objective of holding the free camp was to check the presence of different diseases, especially dengue among students and enlightened them on preventive measures. During the camp, Dr Rizwan Shehzad conducted medical check-up of students. Most of the students with diagnosed with fever and they were provided with free medicines which were arranged by the school from out it Farogh-e-Taleem fund. The doctors told that most of the students were suffering from fever due to sour throat caused by the intake of cold water and other such foodstuffs. RHC Nutrition supervisors - Imran Ahmad Ali and Hafiz Abdul Hameed also delivered lectures on hygiene and preventive measures, respectively, to eliminate chances of any kind of fever or diseases. They stressed students to avoid cold drinks, ice cream and traditional dirty flakes (ice golas). Moreover, Nankana District Officer Livestock Dr Sharif Masih, Deputy District Officer Livestock Dr Rana Sajjad Ahmad and Veterinary Officer Warburton Dr Samoul Masih delivered lectures along with distribution of brochures regarding awareness of diseases caused by different viruses in cattle, their reservoirs and preventive measure. Dr Sharif Masih explained the symptoms of fevers associated with cattle and their remedial actions. He, especially instructed the audience to carefully check the animals before purchase for Eidul Azha that the cattle should not be victim of mites. If there is any symptom of mites attached with the body of an animal, don't purchase that animal because mites are the source behind the spread a very lethal virus known Congo. However, there is zero case of Congo fever recorded here in Pakistan so far. The Executive District Officer (Education) and District Education Officer (SE) thanked the Health and Livestock departments and appreciated invaluable role for making the free medical camp a success. They also advised the students to follow the instructions given by the health and livestock experts.

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