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Action ordered against officers not submitting dengue surveillance reports

LAHORE   –   Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has directed initiating a disciplinary action against officers not submitting dengue reports.

She was chairing the Cabinet Committee meeting at Darbar Hall of Civil Secretariat here on Friday.

The health minister said: “Increase in dengue cases may prove dangerous. Indoor surveillance must be enhanced immediately. All institutions must work jointly to control dengue. The commissioners and deputy commissioners must ensure compliance with DEAG SOPs. People must keep their homes, offices and shops clean. The PHA must ensure cleanliness of green belts and parks. Secretary Auqaf must present report on dengue surveillance at shrines. All anti dengue activities are being monitored.”

Minister for Auqaf Saeedul Hassan Shah, Punjab chief secretary, Additional Chief Secretary Iram Bukhari, Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Sarah Aslam, and other officers attended the meeting.

The chief secretary directed improvement in quality of reporting and surveillance. 

“The performance of all institutions will be regularly reviewed. There must be special teams to monitor the activities in Lahore and Rawalpindi,” he said.

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