Khawaja Salman Rafique

Need to continue anti-dengue activities during interim govt

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education (SH&ME), Khawaja Salman Rafique has said that vigorous anti-dengue activities are required during the interim government to continue the present control on the dengue. He said that minor overlook on the surveillance and monitoring dengue activities can change the situation.

He expressed these views while presiding over the Cabinet Committee meeting on dengue at Civil Secretariat, here on Friday. Besides, Secretary SH&ME Najam Ahmed Shah, Senior officers of all the concerned departments attended the meeting while the Deputy Commissioners and CEOs Health of other districts participated the meeting through video link.

Kh. Salman Rafique was of the view that Punjab has introduced as successful modal of dengue control globally and even the Sri Lankan experts were astonished to see our success.

The chairman of Dengue Experts Advisory Group, Prof. Faisal Maqsood said that due to the rains the chances of dengue breeding, has been increased therefore, the present activities should be continued in the coming days. He disclosed that a large number of new children in every dengue affected city are not immune against dengue and there are chances of more dengue patients in the season in different cities especially in Lahore.



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