CS wants concrete steps to fight dengue, coronavirus


Chief Secretary Azam Suleman Khan on Friday said that health as well as all relevant departments and field officers would have to work hard as per SOPs to control dengue.
The CS was presiding over an important meeting at Civil Secretariat to review strategy for adopting preventive measures against coronavirus and steps to eradicate dengue in the province. The meeting was attended by Provincial Minister for Higher Education Raja Yasir Hamayun, Minister Auqaf Syed Saeedul Hassan, additional chief secretary, additional chief secretary (Home), administrative secretaries of all departments whereas all divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners joined the meeting through video conferencing.
He directed all the departments to ensure implementation of the SOPs issued in connection with dengue control as no negligence would be tolerated in this regard. He asked the officers to enhance awareness among people about this deadly virus by launching an effective province-wide campaign.
Primary Health Secretary Muhammad Usman briefed the meeting that control rooms would be set up for monitoring hotspots, surveillance and timely issuance of alerts. He mentioned that the Health Department has started training on dengue at divisional headquarters and so far sessions have been organized in Rawalpindi and Faisalabad whereas this process would be completed in other divisions – Sargodha, DG Khan, Bahawalpur, Multan, Sahiwal, Gujranwala and Lahore – by March 10. Commissioners and deputy commissioners are also among participants of the training, he added.