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Dengue crisis: Punjab CM chairs emergency meeting

Dengue virus is on the rampage in Punjab, where Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif Thursday directed the concerned authorities to purchase medicines and machines on emergency basis for elimination of dengue virus.
A Chinese national, working in Punjab Department of Information Technology became victim of the virus. He had been admitted to Jinnah Hospital, where doctors declared him to be in critical state with Platelets fell below 9000 count.
Punjab CM Sharif chaired a special emergency committee formed for the extermination of dengue virus. Shahbaz said anti-dengue drive was in progress on war footing, vowing to overwhelm the challenge with cooperation from the people and the experts.
He directed Health Secretary to himself inspect facilities at hospitals.
Meantime, Punjab Health Department recommended special measures to stem the growth of mosquitoes in educational institutions and posh areas.
Also, five patients admitted at Multan’s Nishtar Hospital were tested positive for dengue virus. Another patient was confirmed as dengue infected at District Hospital of Bahawalnagar.

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