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Anti-dengue steps being taken in Swat

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MINGORA: All essential medicines would be made available at hospitals and preventive steps taken for controlling the possible outbreak of dengue epidemic in Swat district.

It was decided in a meeting held here in Saidu Sharif. District development advisory committee chairman MPA Fazal Hakeem presided over the meeting, which was attended by the district health officer, health officials and chief executive of Saidu Group of Teaching Hospital.

It decided to form committees for carrying out awareness campaign to eliminate larvae in the district.

The MPA asked the health officials to take preventive steps in all those areas of the district where dengue epidemic had affected a large number of people last year.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Hakeem said that the government would take appropriate steps to control the possible outbreak of dengue disease in Swat besides providing all essential medicines to the hospitals.

He claimed that the PTI-led provincial government was handling issues related to health and education on priority. “We will not tolerate any irregularity in education and health sectors,” he said.

The MPA said that the provincial government would pay all expenses meant for awareness campaign in the area.

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