LAHORE Secretary Agriculture Punjab Arif Nadeem has said the medical experts of Indonesia, who reached Lahore, will join hands with local experts to save the lives of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) patients. They will perform duties in high Dependency Units of teaching hospitals and provide training and technical assistance to the local doctors for this purpose, he added. While addressing a daily media briefing regarding dengue fever at the King Edward Medical University here on Saturday, Arif Nadeem informed that five lakh cache of medicine used in residual spray would he distributed in different union councils, and 4000 spray pumps would also be distributed for the community use. He further said training of master trainers for mosquito spray was being conducted at the Agriculture House. These master trainers will be deputed in the districts of Punjab so that a comprehensive and effective anti-mosquito spray can be conducted at district level, he added. While replying a question, he said the quality of deltamathrin, imported from India had been analysed at the laboratory of the Agriculture Department and the medicine was found at par with the WHO standard. The Secretary also informed the mediamen that awareness campaign regarding dengue was also continue at town level, and during the last 24 hours, 11 seminars and walks were organised in different towns. Moreover 14,150 pamphlets had also been distributed among the citizens. He told that in the last 24 hours, Case Response Indoor Residual Spray has been conducted in 96 houses of dengue patients and 28 houses of their surroundings in 53 union councils, whereas 17,801 CBC blood tests had been performed in 10 Blood Testing Centres. Director Wealth Information Management System Dr Anwar Janjua told the mediamen that during the last 24 hours 467 confirmed dengue cases had been reported in Punjab out of those 339 reported in Lahore, the total number of dengue patients in Punjab reached 12,846 out of which 11,243 belonged to Lahore. He further informed that so far 12,379 dengue patients had been cured and discharged from the hospitals whereas 1,649 dengue patients were under treatment in different hospitals of Punjab out of which 1,366 were admitted in different hospitals of Lahore. During the Last 24 hours, 9 deaths due to dengue haemorrhagic Fever have been reported, he added. Vice Chancellor KEMU Prof. Dr Asad Aslam Khan and other officers were present in the briefing.