The Sindh Health Department’s Provincial Dengue Surveillance Cell on Saturday confirmed that as many as 11 new dengue fever cases have been reported in the city during last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 399, including 11 cases in rest of Sindh, during this year.

Volunteerism

Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) Director Prof Adib Rizvi said that the volunteer’s proper training is imperative for bright future. He was addressing the certificate awarding ceremony for the 33rd batch of student volunteer program organised by the Resource Generation and Outreach Department (RGO) of SIUT. He said that if they learned to understand the problems, they would definitely make sincere efforts to bring a positive change.  Prof Adib said that during the training, these students were taught the core principles of community service. “I am proud of these students and appeal to the society to encourage the humanitarian work done by them.”

Dr Anwar Naqvi while highlighting the impact generated by the program said a healthy society was imperative for national success. He said the volunteers were educated by the doctors concerned and were also given patient care and first aid training.

The students were advised to conform to the guidelines set out for patient medical care and were informed about the facilities offered by the SIUT’s OPDS, radiology, clinical laboratory, dialysis, transplantation, lithotripsy and other medical services. Under this batch, 133 students from various schools participated and a total of 3790 students have been trained.–Staff Reporter