Yasmin asks districts’ officials to watch anti-dengue drive

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Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has said, ‘All commissioners and deputy commissioners must personally supervise and monitor the dengue prevention activities in their respective districts and divisions’.
The minister was chairing a Cabinet meeting on dengue prevention at the Darbar Hall of the Civil Secretariat on Thursday.
Punjab Auqaf Minister Saeedul Hassan Jaffery, Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Usman Younus, Deputy Commissioner Danish Afzal, CEO Health Dr Shoaib Gurmani, officials of the Police Department, Higher Education Department, Special Branch, Food, Fisheries, Public Relations, Livestock, Cooperative and other departments attended the meeting while the commissioners and deputy commissioners joined via video link conference.
The minister reviewed the arrangements for the control of dengue in Punjab. Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Usman Younus apprised her of the measures taken for the prevention and control of dengue epidemic as well as the status of treatment facilities for the patients in the province.
The minister said that the surveillance teams must take action after identification of the hot spots to eliminate dengue larva. All the statistics of public and private labs must be integrated on one platform. I urge all people to take precautionary measure and implement dengue SOPs.
The surveillance teams must be immediately mobilized to eliminate dengue larva across the province. Irresponsible and inaccurate data on dengue will not be tolerated. On the directions of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, the department is taking all measures to control coronavirus, polio and dengue. Weekly review of the dengue progress will be undertaken.”
She said all required information can be obtained by contacting helpline and people must look after possible mosquito breeding sites in their homes. She said all out measures are being taken in Punjab hospitals to control dengue. She also said that the administrative machinery has played pivotal role on controlling dengue.

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