Dengue is a very prevalent disease in the peripheral areas of Rahim Yar Khan. The prevalence of Dengue fever is one of the biggest challenges in this city after the current monsoon season.
The VFAHT SZMC Local Council arranged a Dengue Awareness Camp under the hashtag, #fightthebite at the Outpatient Department (OPD) of Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan on September 29, 2020.
The inauguration of the camp was done by Professor Dr. Tariq Ahmed (Principal, Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan (SZMC). The Faculty members from the SZMC were also present on this occasion. The Volunteers were divided into teams. These teams visited the OPD where they met people and gave awareness about the causes of Dengue and the preventive methods one should adopt.
The main target audience was the public and daily visitors to the hospital. The volunteers explained the disease and preventive measures in a layman language. They made use of posters on chart papers to make the information more comprehensive and understandable.
A team of volunteers was present at the camp all the time. Awareness brochures and mosquito repellent was also distributed among the patients visiting the hospital. The active participation of all members at the awareness camp was greatly appreciated.