PA told that government releases Rs 60 million to control the Dengue virus - Pakistan News Digest

PA told that government releases Rs 60 million to control the Dengue virus

Peshawar: The Provincial Assembly on Friday told that government has released Rs 60 million to control the Dengue virus whereas steps have been taken to eliminate larva of Dengue Mosquito.

Responding to a Call Attention Notice of Qaimos Khan, representing PML (N) from Swat, provincial minister for law and parliamentary affairs Israrullah Ghandapur said that 246 Dengue patients have been admitted in Saidu Teaching hospital and 12 are in under treatment in private hospitals.

He said 1500 hundred patients have been discharged of hospitals after proper treatment. Government, he said are providing free medicines and test facilities to the patients and every possible steps will be taken to control the virus. He said seven of the patients have been died of Dengue however all of them had taken treatment in private hospitals.

Regarding Congo virus and deaths in Havelian, Haripur, the minister said that two patients have been died in PIMS where they were found affected with Congo Virus. He said Congo virus is not so much dangerous as compare to Dengue.

He said that on the Chief Minister directives 60 million have been released for control of Dengue virus.

Minister for Local Government Inayatullah said that government has already started a cleanness drive in the province which will continue till October 11.

He requested members of provincial assembly to spearhead the drive in their respective districts and eliminate the hub of garbage which could cause various disease.

Mohammad Ali Shah of PP said that the issue is very serious and it is spreading to other districts of the province. Government, he said should take the issue seriously and devise a strategy to protect other districts and stop further spread of Dengue.


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