Punjab government gives out Rs0.5m to families of dengue victims

Published: October 23, 2011
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The announcement of compensating the families was made by Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif earlier this week. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The announcement of compensating the families was made by Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif earlier this week. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: After the deadly virus claimed 266 lives in the province, the Punjab government has started giving out financial assistance of Rs500,000 to the families of dengue victims, Express 24/7 reported on Sunday.

The announcement of compensating the families was made by Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif earlier this week.

The chief minister had said that the government is implementing a comprehensive plan to combat the deadly virus.

He stressed that the doctors should put in extra hours in the government hospitals to help fight the disease.

As reported earlier, a delegation of Sri Lankan medical experts visited Lahore’s met officials and briefed them on dengue fever prevention measures.

Sri Lankan experts said that the government needed to utilise all resources at its disposal and work towards developing a coordinating mechanism among its various departments for its fight against dengue virus to be effective. They said the government needed cooperation of the private sector.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Sidra
    Oct 23, 2011 - 11:42PM

    Poor economic situation cannot bear such steps. I am not agreed on it at all. It is grieved that people lost their beloved but this money now should use in the health sector at any cost. Not on them who are not in this world. Care and be prepare for next season.
    PLEASE DON’T SPEND THIS MONEY LIKE THAT.

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  • Oct 24, 2011 - 1:04AM

    Value of Human being is 500,000 in Panjab. which mean 200*500,000=100000000 Rupees had to provide victims(it is a rough estimate). if govt. use its half to spray and other planing and implementation for seasonal health issues . we can effectively stop Dengue and many other seasonal diseases.

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  • aaam sheri
    Oct 24, 2011 - 1:08AM

    money cant cure this

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