Congo virus is spreading in Balochistan. On Wednesday, a patient diagnosed with congo virus was admitted in Quetta’s Fatima Jinnah hospital. 97 patients have been diagnosed and admitted in the hospital in 2016, out of which, 27 have been treated. Many patients have been discharged from the hospital after receiving treatment, while the blood samples of two patients have been sent to Karachi for further tests. Unfortunately, 10 people in Quetta have lost their life to the virus. The virus, which leads to Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), is found in cattle. The number of patients have also risen because of Eid ul Azha. This is a dangerous condition that cannot be ignored. The government must ensure that appropriate facilities are provided to the public, in regards to the prevention and treatment of congo virus. 

NAZJAN NAEEM, 

Turbat, September 19.