Punjab Amending Strategy to Counter Dengue 

Lahore, November 02, 2021 (PPI-OT):Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid called up a meeting of the Dengue Technical Working Group to control the current wave of dengue cases at the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department here on Monday. Present in the meeting were Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department Ahmed Javed Qazi, Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Imran Sikander Baloch, Professor Mehmud Shaukat, Special Secretary Saleha Saeed, Dr. Wasim Akhtar, Director General Health Services Punjab Dr. Haroon Jahangir, Consultant Dr. Asad Aslam Khan, Dr. Shahid Magsi, CEO (Health) Lahore, Additional Secretaries and concerned officials. The Health Minister reviewed the dengue situation in the province.

The Secretaries of both health departments apprised the Minister of the latest situation in their respective department and facilities. The Health Minister said, “We are making amends in the existing strategy of dengue control. November is extremely important in curbing the spread. All-Union Councils have been directed to scale up dengue prevention measures.

A few drastic measures with 15 days targets have been initiated. Surveillance is being increased and all housing societies have been asked to start fumigation at potential mosquito breeding sites. All stakeholders will have to play their role. DHA, WAPDA Town, Allama Iqbal Town and Valencia are currently reporting more cases.

Fogging is underway during the morning and evening around homes from where Larva is found. The morale of doctors is height for the treatment of dengue cases. InshaAllah very soon we will be able to control dengue-like Corona. Dengue controlling teams are performing excellent duties. We are committed on control of dengue and corona. People will have to show vigilance as support the government as the government alone cannot control it. All out resources are being utilized to control dengue.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations,
Government of the Punjab
Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-9201390-86
Website: www.punjab.gov.pk

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