The government of Sindh has issued special guidelines to airports and airlines in response to a notable increase in pink eye or conjunctivitis.
The director of Provincial Border Health Services (BHS), Dr. Murtaza Shah, shared details in a statement regarding the fresh guidelines.
The health department has deployed doctors at the airports to provide assistance to passengers exhibiting symptoms of pink eye.
Airlines have been asked to identify such passengers and provide them with medical treatment.
It’s important to note that no travel ban has been imposed on passengers infected with pink eye.
Director BHS added that passengers will be given travelling advice upon check up by the medical staff.
Pink eye, caused by bacteria or viruses, can spread from one person to another very quickly.
To reduce the risk of pink eye infection, here are some basic precautions you should adopt.
Avoid touching your eyes with your hands. Frequently wash your hands.
Don’t share your towel and try to use a clean towel and washcloth daily. Dispose of old eye cosmetics, like mascara.