RE - The dedicated and untiring medical teams of Pakistan Army are working round the clock to save precious human lives endangered by the raging dengue virus in Lahore, said a press release issued by ISPR, which added that Army doctors have so far screened over 42,982 patients at free army medical camps to diagnose any suspected symptoms.
It further said that more than 1, 936 persons with confirmed dengue virus have been kept at medical camps and 531 severely affected were provided free of cost treatment at CMH Lahore.
Besides medication and treatment, the Pakistan Army has undertaken a massive fumigation campaign in suburbs of Lahore Cantonment where 35 spray teams equipped with both vehicle and motorcycle mounted machines are working day and night in support of common dwellers for extensive spray of insecticides. According to the release, areas in outer periphery of Lahore Cantonment that include village Lidhar, Mehr Town, Rakh Dera Chal, Kumahan, Tehra village, Alflah Town, Mecca Colony, Medina Colony, Hasnainabad, Khan Colony, Ghaziabad, Charrar village, Phularwan, Bengali, New Super Town, Burki village. Mian Mir Sardar Colony, Gohawa village, Jathol, Hira Singhwala, Fateh Singhwala, Chack Dhera, Sangatpura, Sui Gas Society, State Life Society, Punjab Society and Jogian have been so far covered.
The health and sanitation departments of Cantonment board have also stepped up cleanliness drive and are busy clearing heaps of garbage and squalor dumped in out skirts of Cantonment area.