In response to a significant uptick in cases of Pink Eye infection, also known as conjunctivitis, health authorities in Sindh have issued crucial guidelines to both airports and airlines. This move is designed to mitigate the spread of the highly contagious infection, ensuring the safety of travelers and the public.
The Director of Border Health Services (BHS) in Sindh, Dr. Murtaza Shah, emphasized the importance of these guidelines in a statement. He explained that the directives have been disseminated to medical personnel and airlines in response to the increasing incidence of Pink Eye infections.
Among the key measures outlined in the guidelines, airlines are instructed to identify passengers exhibiting symptoms of Pink Eye and advise them to seek immediate medical attention from the health department’s doctors stationed at the airports. Importantly, these guidelines do not impose a travel ban on infected passengers. Instead, travelers diagnosed with Pink Eye will receive personalized travel advice following a thorough examination by health department doctors.
Pink Eye is primarily caused by viruses or bacteria and is known for its high contagion rate, easily and rapidly spreading from person to person. As a result, effective preventive measures are vital to reducing the risk of contracting or transmitting the infection.
Simple self-care steps can significantly reduce the likelihood of contracting or spreading Pink Eye. By following these guidelines, individuals can play an active role in safeguarding their health and the well-being of others.
This proactive response from Sindh health authorities underscores the commitment to public health and safety, ensuring that those affected by Pink Eye receive the necessary care while safeguarding the broader community.
As the situation continues to evolve, these guidelines serve as a vital resource to inform and educate both travelers and healthcare professionals about the necessary precautions and actions to take in the face of a Pink Eye outbreak.