Measures taken to control dengue across Punjab: Yasmin Rashid

LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid said has said that effective measures were being made to control dengue across Punjab on Thursday.
According to Yasmin Rashid, the medical staff members are present at government hospitals in Rawalpindi for 24 hours.
The provincial health minister directed the concerned chief executive officers (CEOs) to forward reports regarding the steps being implemented against the dengue outbreak.
She urged for results from the practical steps taken by the health-related authorities present in the field at any cost. She also asked for running a public awareness campaign for the prevention from dengue fever.
According to Rashid, the government is paying attention to the surveillance of outdoor and indoor of the hospitals.
In thi8s regard, earlier on Wednesday, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar sought a thorough report from the health secretary while showing concern over the increasing number of dengue cases.
He said that the plan devised for control of dengue should be implemented effectively, special heed should be paid to indoor and outdoor surveillance.
The chief minister directed Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners to mobilize field teams for this purpose. He said that immediate measures should be taken for early disposal of accumulated rainwater.
It is to be mentioned here that Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid had on 26th Aug declared an emergency at Rawalpindi hospitals to combat rising cases of dengue fever.
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