Govt firm to root out dengue


Buzdar inaugurates hepatitis treatment centre at Nishtar Hospital

Amraiz Khan

The Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated Hepatitis Treatment Centre worth Rs 560 million in Nishtar Hospital Multan. Chief Minister also inaugurated different project in Multan on Saturday and laid the foundation stone. Provincial ministers, assembly members, party office-bearers and concerned authorities attended the ceremony which was organized at Circuit House Multan. Sardar Usman Buzdar also laid the foundation stone of Pharmacy and Store Block in Nishtar Hospital Multan which will cost Rs35 crore.
He also laid the foundation stone of Synthetic Turf Hockey Ground at Multan which will be completed at a sum of Rs16 crore. The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of project of Regional Office of Punjab Public Service Commission for Multan which will cost Rs25 crore. The Chief Minister also inspected the vehicles of dengue brigade as well as anti-dengue desk set up for creating awareness among the masses about dengue.
The Chief Minister took a keen interest in anti-dengue desk and asked questions from the doctors and staff present there. The Chief Minister also inspected the anti-dengue mobile unit. He said that Punjab government is fully active for rooting out dengue.
He was briefed about the measures taken for the eradication of dengue. The Chief Minister said that chapter of unjustified distribution of development funds has been closed, now the government is fully focused on the development of backward areas.
He said that in the past, funds were utilized on the favourite projects. Southern Punjab was intentionally neglected in the former regimes. The Chief Minister visited special ward of Nishtar Hospital Multan for dengue patients. He stressed upon the administration of Nishtar Hospital to further improve the facilities to the dengue patients. He said that special attention should be paid on medical monitoring and to maintain cooling in Special Dengue Ward.
The Chief Minister inquired the patients about the overall situation and arrangements made for them. Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Department Momin Agha and MS Nishtar Hospital while giving a briefing to the Chief Minister about the dengue situation in Nishtar Hospital Multan, said that 3950 out of 4500 dengue patients have been sent back after getting complete recovery.
The situation is becoming better due to effective measures which have been taken to control the dengue. The meal has been served to 800 patients on a daily basis in Nishtar Hospital under self-help system.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated Nephrology and Dialysis Unit in Nishtar Hospital. He also visited the Dialysis Unit along with Kh. Jalal-ud-Din Rumi. It is worth mentioning that the Dialysis and Nephrology Unit has been constructed by Jalal ud din Rumi on the basis of self-help. The Chief Minister talked the dialysis patients and inquired after them.
The Chief Minister also announced to provide 30 more dialysis machines for Nishtar Hospital Multan and ensured the administration to overcome the shortage of doctors in the hospital. He said that residences of doctors will be constructed in Nishtar Hospital.
He said that five major lecture halls will be completed by December this year. He directed to eradicate the encroachment on the way of entrance of emergency of the Nishtar Hospital.
He further directed to depute traffic wardens outside every major hospital of the province. He said that all-out resources are being utilized for controlling the dengue virus.

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