LARKANA,  - Deputy Commissioner (DC) Larkana Javeed Ali Jagirani on Monday visited different imambarghas and routes of Muharramul Harram processions. Larkana Municipal Corporation (LMC) Mayor Muhammad Aslam Sheikh and officers of various departments were also present on the occasion.     The DC said that ulemas of both the sects should come forward to promote harmony and tolerance.

He also urged people to cooperate with the law-enforcement agencies so that any unpleasant incident could be prevented from happening.

He directed the Municipal and NASUSC officials to ensure cleanliness, lighting and patch work on the routes of Muharram processions and all out efforts to facilitate the mourners during the days. The DC also directed the concerned government departments including SEPCO WAPDA, Health, Sui Gas, Civil Defence and others to realise their responsibilities and play their role in this regard. Special arrangements in hospitals:

Meanwhile Sindh Health Department has issued special directives to the heads of hospitals to make special arrangements for dealing with any eventuality during Moharram days.

Medical superintendents and administrators have been asked to assign special duties to doctors besides other staff during the Muharram days.

Blood banks attached with public hospitals have also been directed to ensure sufficient quantity of blood to meet any untoward incident.

Meanwhile, following the directives the administration of Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) Larkana on Monday completed arrangements to provide intensive care and maximum treatment facilities to patients during 9th and 10th Muharram holidays.  According to a spokesman, the hospital administration will monitor all the departments, while doctors, nurses and paramedical staff will remain on duty round the clock during officially announced holidays.Deputy Medical Superintendents (DMSs) will supervise all the concerned departments in three different shifts and a duty roaster has been issued in this regard. The spokesman further said that sanitary staff would also remain on duty in order to keep the hospital clean. He added that the Blood bank staff, para-medics and ambulance drivers would be on high alert during these days.