Punjab Govt. determined to eradicate dengue fever: Pervez Malik

LAHORE: President of Pakistan Muslim League – N and Member National Assembly (MNA) Pervez Malik has said that the Punjab government is committed to eradicate the menace of dengue and concrete measures are being taken in this regard as directed by the Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif.

Pervez Malik was addressing the participants of Anti-Dengue Walk at Shalimar Town on Tuesday. MPA Bau Akhter, Assistant Commissioner Asim Saleem, TMO Malik Tariq, students and a large number of people were present on the occasion.

Pervez Malik said that efforts were well on the way for eradication of this scourge with a spirit of commitment. Government was well aware of the situation and taking all necessary measures on war footing to save people from disease of dengue.

Pervez Malik said that due to timely measures taken by the government, dengue situation was improving. He said that all government machinery was alert and there was no room for negligence or laxity in the efforts against dengue.

He said there was a need for implementing anti-dengue regulations in letter and spirit besides taking stern action under the law against those not following these regulations.

He said that Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz sharif has directed to continue anti-dengue spray and fogging and also passed on instructions regarding free medical facilities to the under treatment dengue patients in private hospitals. He said that senior professors would remain present at government hospitals to look after dengue patients during the night as well.

He said instructions had been issued for immediate recruitment of necessary staff for continuing the campaign against dengue in an effective manner.

Meanwhile, Pervez Malik urged the masses to play their role as well to overcome the menace of dengue. He said that people should ensure mosquito killing spray at their homes, offices and other work places, no water should be stored at plants, fountains & air coolers, sewerage should be cleaned regularly and kept their kids away from playing in the parks at morning and evening.

He said that government and masses joint efforts would ensure early removal of this horrible disease.

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