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- Thursday, October 18, 2012 - From Print Edition




The spokesman of the Health Department, while clarifying a news items appearing in an English daily regarding proliferation of dengue, on Wednesday said that, this year, dengue was completely under control due to the massive and untiring efforts of the Punjab government.


The Punjab government had taken radical and drastic measures to bring this menace completely under control, the spokesman said that, by this time during the last year, the total confirmation number of reported patients was 17,352, with loss of 252 precious lives in district Lahore only.


While this year, due to collaborative efforts of all departments under the supervision of the chief minister Punjab, only 182 confirmed cases had been reported in district Lahore with zero mortality, he said. This was about one percent of the loss caused by dengue last year, he said. Terming it a tremendous achievement, he said it was recognized and appreciated not by all walks of life but also by Sri Lankan and other foreign experts.