LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that all government departments are fully active to cope with dengue.
He said that due to vigorous awareness campaign and measures taken by the government, once again same spirit is emerging among people through which this fatal virus had been controlled in 2011. He said that anti-dengue campaign will be continued as a movement with national spirit. The CM said that every department and person will have to discharge their responsibility for protecting people from dengue. He said that a vigorous awareness campaign is continuing regarding preventive measures for protecting the people from dengue. Shahbaz Sharif said that on November 3 (today), it would be reiterated that we have not to fear dengue but fight against it to defeat this fatal disease through collective efforts.
In his message on Anti-Dengue Day, the CM said that rallies should be taken out and seminars be held throughout the province for creating awareness regarding eradication of dengue. He said that dengue is a social problem and can be overcome by a collective effort from all segments of the society.
The CM said that once again we have to defeat dengue in the province and elected representatives, concerned departments and all segments of the society will have to play their role for this purpose. Shahbaz Sharif directed that Assembly Members, officers and medical experts should make sincere efforts collectively for eradication of dengue. He said that it is high time to stand shoulder to shoulder with ailing humanity instead of sitting in offices or homes, therefore, Assembly Members and concerned officials should remain present in the field. The Chief Minister said that provision of best treatment facilities to dengue patients is being ensured in the hospitals. He said that ministers and elected representatives should personally monitor anti-dengue campaign and visit the hospitals to review the medical facilities being provided to the patients. He said that Punjab government is taking all possible measures for providing medical facilities to dengue patients and curbing dengue. Shahbaz Sharif said that special camps have been set up in the affected districts where diagnostic and tests facility has been provided. Similarly, High Dependency Units are actively working for providing treatment to dengue patients in the hospitals.
He warned that no negligence will be tolerated in anti-dengue campaign.
The CM earnestly appealed to the people on anti-dengue day that they should not only supplement the efforts of government for coping with dengue but play their due role for the success of this movement.