LAHORE - Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister on Health Kh Salman Rafiq has urged the executive district officers (Health) to take steps for the success of different programs being run at district level. Chairing monthly performance review meeting of EDOs Health at DG Health Office on Tuesday, he said that government was spending over one hundred billion rupees on health sector and officers should work with dedication and missionary spirit for the benefit of common man. Health Secretary Dr Ijaz Munir, Health DG Dr Zahid Pervaiz, Directors of EPI, MNCH, AIDS Control Program, Lady Health Workers Program and EDOs Health of all the districts attended the meeting. Kh Salman directed senior officers to monitor the performance of all staff. He said that action would be taken against officers / officials sending bogus data regarding EPI coverage. He directed preparing inventory of out of order and under repair medical equipments / machinery and sending to the department. The advisor directed improving EPI routine coverage, polio eradication, Mother and Child Health Programme, Dengue and Influenza Control. He directed ensuring cleanliness at all public sector hospitals. He also directed launching a vigorous campaign against spurious drugs and quackery must at district level. He directed EDOs Health to monitor the activities of drug inspectors. The health secretary said that improvement in primary healthcare was priority of the government. He said that at least one BHU and one RHC should be made a Model Health Centre at district level.CLEANLINESS DRIVE: Postgraduate Medical Institute Principal Prof Anjum Habib Vohra has directed launching a week-long cleanliness drive at Lahore General Hospital to remove breeding sites of mosquitoes. LGH Medical Superintendent Dr Pervez Imtiaz deputed staff for performing duties in shifts. Prof Vohra said that there was need of improving cleanliness and following the principle of hygiene to avoid diseases like dengue.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 09-Apr-2014 here.