Punjab Chief Minister holds meeting to review steps for Controlling Seasonal Influenza in Multan – Press Note issued by Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab

Lahore, January 03, 2018 (PPI-OT):A high-level meeting was held with Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in the chair to review the situation arising due to the outbreak of seasonal influenza in Multan and adoption of different steps to overcome the disease. Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that emergent steps should be adopted to save the citizens from this disease and work should be done on war-footing. He added that line departments should perform their duties proactively and awareness campaign be initiated about safety from the seasonal influenza and adoption of precautionary measures. He directed to constitute a committee for timely eradication and safety from this disease in future and added that this committee will constitute its medium and long-term strategy.

It is the duty of concerned agencies to save the citizens from this disease and observed that there is no room for any leniency and the government departments will have to perform their duties very actively. Provincial Ministers Kh. Salman Rafique, Malik Mukhtar Ahmed Bhart, Chief Secretary, medical experts and concerned officials participated the meeting while Provincial Minister Kh. Imran Nazir, Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education, Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare, Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner Multan along with other officials, Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner Bahawalpur along with concerned officials and DG Health Services attended the meeting through video link.

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Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
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