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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak said here today his government has evolved a systematic and planned mechanism to control dengue virus.

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak said here today his government has evolved a systematic and planned mechanism to control dengue virus. It has constituted monitoring and surveillance teams, nominated Deputy Commissioner Peshawar as a focal person for the collection of authenticated data. It also entrusted different responsibilities to different governance tiers to handle the dengue virus, the treatment to the affectees and the whole rehabilitation process flushing out the dengue breeding sources and places, he added. He was talking to a delegation of Rotary Club headed by David Tong from Singapore who is the Coordinator of Rotary International, other members included Director General Rotary International Fiaza, DGN Adnan Ruhela, CDG and Khurshid Khan Ambassador of Polio Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar. MPAs Shaukat Ali Yousafzai and Zargul and others were also present at the occasion. The visiting delegates shared their experiences with the Chief Minister about dengue virus back in Singapore, Brunei and Malaysia and the process they initiated to control dengue in these countries. They offered all out support based on their experiences. The Chief Minister appreciated their total support to the provincial government adding he was looking forward for replicating successful models of other countries in order to control dengue virus in Peshawar and other suspected districts of the province. The Chief Minister highlighted the steps his government took for controlling dengue virus adding that previously the province had experienced an outbreak in the Swat district that was effectively taken care of and controlled it. In Peshawar, it was a new experience. However, he sensitized the whole governance tiers for the surveillance, monitoring and taking care of the patients. Isolation wards have been established and free efficient treatment provided to the patients, adding that he was personally getting updates of the steps at different levels and issue directives to ensure that all efforts are coordinated to the satisfaction of the people. He said that the sudden outbreak sent very bad signals when a humane issue was politicized and the government tenacious efforts were doubted on otherwise sensitive issue that was uncalled far. He has already directed the elected representatives of all tiers of governance to show their presence in the dengue affected areas and contribute in the whole process of controlling this communicable and epidemic disease. Pervez Khattak also talked about the whole government machinery giving them the task to get the level of preparedness required for the flushing out of dengue breeding sources and places from the coming November to March period. The Commissioner Peshawar and Health Department would have a coordinated and planned exercise for the upcoming challenges posed by the dengue virus. Today, we are focused on the actual data collection so that the steps for eradication of dengue virus get successful. He also talked about the government’s efforts for educating the people against the dengue virus and the publicity campaign of the Information Department to raise the level of awareness of the people against dengue virus. ===========