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Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Apprises CM of Anti-Dengue Campaign


LAHORE– Punjab Health Minister Dr Yameen Rashid called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at the CM Office on Thursday.

The Health Minister informed the Chief Minister about the anti-dengue campaign and treatment facilities being provided to the patients in the hospitals.

Sardar Usman Buzdar directed her to carry out anti-dengue campaign in an effective manner and said that full attention should be paid to the patients, under-treatment in public sector hospitals.

He said that Punjab government is taking every possible measure for overcoming dengue disease.

He said that participation of every segment of society in anti-dengue campaign is utmost necessary. The menace of dengue will soon be controlled with the effective participation of the community.

He further maintained that provision of better healthcare facilities to the patients will be ensured in six major hospitals of Lahore including Mayo, Jinnah, Sir Ganga Ram, General, Services and Children Hospitals besides upgradation of their emergency wards.

Staff would be deputed in emergency wards in a special uniform for providing guidance to the patients and their attendants. Standard of outdoor section will also be improved. Guidance boards would be displayed inside as well as outside the hospitals. Parking facility and cleanliness condition would be further improved.

He said that patients and their attendants can lodge complaints about any issue. Shelter homes would be set up in major hospitals. Prizes would be given to the doctors and the management of the hospitals on good performance.

Chief Minister directed to take immediate measures for providing quality healthcare facilities to the patients. Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education was also present on the occasion.— PRESS HANDOUT