AJK PM directs health department to stay alert to fight dengue

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MUZAFFARABAD:     (Parliament Times)     The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan on Monday directed health department to utilize all available resources to control dengue virus and to stay on high alert.

He also directed the state institutions to extend all possible cooperation to Health Department to control the spread of dengue virus in the state.

The Prime Minister directed the health department to submit the daily situation report of dengue patients to the Prime Minister Secretariat besides the details of treatment facilities and medication being provided to the affected patients. It was also directed to the department to apprise about the preventive and eradiation measures taken in this regard on daily basis.

Raja Farooq Haider directed that dengue patients visiting the state run hospitals from different adjoining areas of Pakistan should also be provided complete treatment facilities.

He directed the concerned authorities to start anti-dengue spray both in the dengue-affected areas and those areas feared to be affected by the virus.

The Prime Minister further directed for public awareness on the dengue prevention and control.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider arrived in Lahore on a day-long visit. He will attend a conference on Kashmir as a chief guest in Punjab University today (Tuesday).-