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LAHORE- Chief Secretary Punjab Major (r) Azam Suleman Khan has said that heads of all departments and field officers would have to perform as no negligence, laxity and poor performance would be tolerated.

He expressed these views while presiding over a nine-hour long meeting held in connection with performance audit of officers, at Civil Secretariat here on Monday.

The Chief Secretary said that public health initiatives must get required results. The secretaries of primary health and specialized healthcare and medical education briefed the meeting on steps to prevent corona virus and to eradicate dengue, polio, besides availability of anti-rabbis vaccine.

They said that isolation rooms have been set up in hospitals in Lahore, Rawalpindi and Muzaffargarh and so far as many as 1400 people, who had travelling history of Iran, China or any other country affected by corona virus, have been screened across the province.

They briefed that all arrangements have been completed for anti-dengue activities and work is underway as per SOPs. The meeting also expressed satisfaction over performance of field officers in anti-polio drive. The Chief Secretary directed the secretary primary health to procure anti-rabbis vaccine for the basic health units (BHUs) as well in the areas where dog-biting incidents are on the rise.

The Chief Secretary expressed displeasure over violations of one dish and other laws on the occasion of marriages and ordered the deputy commissioners to ensure 100 percent implementation of these laws.

About IT interventions, the Chief Secretary was briefed that about 145,000 e-books are available under E-books project in Chiniot and this would be replicated in other districts very soon. Similarly, all services related to municipal corporation are being provided under one-click programme in Gujranwala.

The Secretary Local Government old the meeting that a public awareness campaign about Clean and Green Punjab Programme continue in the province and getting desired results. He said that service period of work-charge sanitary workers is being extended for 15 days and after approval hiring of new sanitary workers or outsourcing would be started.

During review of performance of board of revenue (BoR), the Chief Secretary asked the Senior Member Board of Revenue to launch an operation to retrieve state land from illegal occupants, besides taking action against the touts and agents.

He ordered the Secretary Food to finalize all necessary arrangements regarding provision of ‘bardana’ for upcoming wheat procurement starting from March 25. He also issued special directions regarding ensuring best arrangements in Ramzan bazars and controlling prices of daily-use items to provide relief of people ahead of the holy month of Ramzan.

The meeting also reviewed performance of officers regarding provision of facilities to people at ‘Panahgahs’ and the Chief Secretary was briefed that the homeless people are given food and other facilities at these shelter homes.

The meeting was attended by Senior Member Board of Revenue, Chairman Planning and Development, Additional Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary (Home), administrative secretaries of different departments including food, agriculture, information, divisional commissioners, Chairman PITB, DG Punjab Food Authority, DG PDMA, and all deputy commissioners.–HANDOUT