Lahore:The arrangements made by the Punjab Government for dengue prevention and control are highly satisfactory and it is hoped that dengue situation would be under control in coming months. Lahore is far clean and beautiful than the past.
These views were expressed by the Sri Lankan experts visiting Lahore to review the dengue control arrangements during the cabinet committee meeting.
The meeting was chaired by Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Health, Khawaja Salman Rafique. The Sri Lankan delegation especially attended the meeting to review the pace of implementation on the steps taken by various government departments. The 3-member delegation comprising on Dr. Paba, Dr. Tissera and Dr. Weeraman.
The meeting was briefed by the Commissioner Lahore, Secretaries, Addl. Secretaries about the performance of their concerned departments. Elected Representatives from Lahore also attended the meeting. While addressing the meeting Dr. Tissera said that the arrangements for the clinical management of dengue patients in government hospitals and High Dependency Units (HDUs) established in these hospitals are much satisfactory.
He further said that training and professional knowledge of doctors’ community regarding dengue is far better than the past. He proposed that since the dengue patients are not present therefore, HDUs may be used for providing treatment to other serious patients to benefit from these resources. He hoped that due to the excellent arrangements of the vector surveillance and larviciding, the dengue situation would be under control.