Syed Ali Qasim
On the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, anti-dengue day was observed with great fervour and zeal all across the Province to impart knowledge and awareness among the masses against the disease and to sensitise them regarding the precautionary measures to check the dengue breeding.
In this connection, awareness walks were arranged by different health department representatives and pamphlets highlighting important steps to control the spread of disease were distributed among the pedestrians and bikers. All this is a welcome step on the part of government but we need to understand that along with the government, the coordinated efforts by the community are also essential to control dengue. Since dengue has become a health and social problem, the community participation in anti-dengue measures is inevitable. It is pertinent to mention here that vigorous efforts by the government have resulted in the provision of necessary facilities to dengue patients and in this regard all the arrangements have been made for the treatment of such patients in all public sector hospitals.
Since health care of the masses is among the top priorities of the government therefore, it is paying special attention to prevent the spread of dengue virus. It is hoped that the government will remain sincere in its efforts to curb the menace of dengue virus in order to make the lives of people safe and healthy.