LAHORE– Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid has directed to take strict action against concerned officers for showing criminal negligence in anti-dengue campaign.
She was presiding over a high level meeting of cabinet committee at civil secretariat on Wednesday.
Chief Secretary Punjab Yousaf Naseem Khokhar, Provincial Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Cap. (R) Muhammad Usman, Special Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Mian Shakeel Ahmed, DC Lahore Saleh Saeed and DG Health Services Punjab Dr. Haroon Jahangir were participated in the meeting.
Additional Secretary Health Dr. Asim Altaf, Provincial Secretary Labour Sarah Aslam, Director NEWS DGPR Punjab Javed Younas, DC Rawalpindi Saif Ullah Dogar, Additional Secretary Salman Shahid and Dr. Shehnaz were also participated in the meeting.
The officers of Police, Irrigation, WASA, Special Branch, LDA, Weather, Fisheries, PITB, Auqaf, Cooperative, Railway, Higher Education Department, Finance, Transport, Social Welfare, DHA Lahore, Environment and other departments were also present in this occasion.
Provincial Secretary Health Cap (retired) Muhammad Usman briefed the Minister Health about the activities of Anti-Dengue Campaign across the province.
Dr Yasmeen Rashid said that measures should be taken for the reduction of CBC test fee in private labs besides providing the same facility in all public sector hospitals free of cost. Instructions are being issued to the district administration to increase anti-dengue activities.
She said that Chief Minister has also directed to take stern action against those who will show leniency in anti-dengue campaign. She directed that district administration should personally monitor the anti-dengue activities instead of depending facts and figures being provided by the hospitals.
The Minister expressed great concern over the increase of dengue patients. She said that all districts should send request to the health department for conducting third-party evaluation report.
Private hospitals have also been directed to report health department regarding dengue cases. ICUs have been allocated for the dengue patients in every government hospitals of Punjab.
Chief Secretary Punjab Yousaf Naseem Khokhar directed to improve the surveillance monitoring and reporting. He also directed to conduct inquiry against DC Chakwal for not following the SOPs of fogging.
Secretary Health Capt. (R) Muhammad Usman, said that special android application has been prepared with the help of PITB to judge the standard of activities being carried out in Anti- Dengue Campaign.— PRESS RELEASE