LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has ordered for taking effective measures to cope with dengue disease in Lahore and other cities of the province. According to a handout issued on Saturday, the chief minister said that the departments and institutions concerned should perform their duties in an effective manner for prevention of the disease. He said that 100% implementation of the anti-dengue plan should be ensured for the eradication of dengue. Strict action would be taken against those who would show negligence in implementation of the chalked out plan, he said. Buzdar added that the commissioners and deputy commissioner should make field teams active for anti-dengue activities. He said attention should be paid to indoor and outdoor surveillance for preventing dengue disease. Administrative officers should continuously monitor the situation, he added. Shortcomings should be overcome on immediate besides, he said, adding that dengue patients should be provided with the best healthcare facilities in hospitals.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th, 2019.