The Chief Minister of Lahore-Punjab, Punjab Ch Parvez Elahi, walked on Thursday through the streets of the Shah Jamal neighborhood in Lahore to learn first-hand about the prevalence of dengue and to assess the performance of anti-dengue surveillance teams from the department of health.
The Chief Minister spoke with citizens and reviewed the anti-dengue campaign in Shah Jamal and verified the activities of the surveillance team. He also distributed pamphlets among the population to raise awareness of the measures the government is taking to eradicate dengue.
The CM also visited some houses in the locality where the dengue larva was found. Health officials also showed him the dengue larva in a bottle of water found in one of the houses.
Parvez Elahi spoke about the work of the anti-dengue teams with the residents of the region. Talking to a Farhan resident from whose home the dengue larva was found, he informed him and other residents of the need to take preventative measures to save themselves from dengue.
While talking to the employees of the dengue control team, the CM advised that if larvae were found in one of the houses, an inspection should be carried out in the neighboring houses as well.
He directed surveillance teams to regularly visit homes in hotspots and other areas.
He said that parks and green areas must be specially checked and spraying must be done regularly, adding that wherever there is stagnant water, its drainage must be ensured quickly. The CM ordered the continuation of the anti-dengue campaign even more effectively.
The Lahore Division Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner Lahore and Department of Health officials were also present at the occasion.
Hungarian Ambassador all kudos to Punjab CM
The Hungarian Ambassador, Mr. Bela Fazekas, summoned the Chief Minister of Punjab
Ch Parvez Elahi and former federal minister Moonis Elahi in the Chief Minister’s Office and discussed matters of mutual interest.
It was agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in the areas of agriculture, wastewater treatment and water management.
The CM said that the awarding of scholarships to Pakistani students by Hungary was a welcome step.
He told the Hungarian envoy that the Punjab government had created new investment facilities and all kinds of facilities were being provided to foreign investors. He emphasized that the two countries should benefit from each other’s experience.
Mr. Bela Fazekas said that Hungary expressed her country’s willingness to support the Punjab government in the areas of agriculture, wastewater treatment and water management.
He also commended the Chief Minister for the development work done for the public welfare during his last term as Chief Minister.
“When you were the chief minister in 2006, I also met you at that time; and I remember the happy memories of meeting him. It’s a good coincidence that now that you’ve become the Chief Minister again, I’m meeting you once again”; the ambassador said and concluded that he was an admirer of the assistance-oriented work carried out by the CM.
Chief Secretary Abdullah Sumbal, former Chief Secretary to Chief Minister GM Sikandar and others were also present.