SIALKOT - The District Health Department have detected 520 TB patients in the district.  Anti-TB Programme District Coordinator Dr Nadeem Nazir disclosed this while addressing the participants of an anti-TB awareness raising workshop held here the other day.

He said that the anti-TB fighting teams had established anti-TB camps at 139 urban and rural spots across the district.

The special teams conducted anti-TB tests of 5,336 people out of which 520 males and females were found carrying TB germs. 

He said that anti-TB awareness raising campaign had now been extended for further 18 months in the district.

The participants of the workshop were also told that the special anti-TB fighting training had also been given to 100 Leady Health Workers (LHWs), 36 doctors and other officials of District Health Department to cope with the growing number of the TB patients in the district, he added.

END TO OUTAGES IN SIALKOT DEMANDED: The Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has urged the federal government to ensure equal loadshedding of power and gas in all parts of the country instead of targeting the industrial cities in Punjab.

The SCCI expressed grave concern over the daily 16 to 18 hours long power outages in export-oriented Sialkot city, urging the government to end the unbearable loadshedding of electricity in Sialkot.

During an important meeting held at SCCI here the other day, the SCCI representative Mian Muhammad Anwar, Markazi Anjuman Tajran Haji Ghulam Mujtaba and representatives of the trade bodies strongly criticized the federal government for the worst loadshedding in the industrial city. They demanded for equal distribution of loadshedding of power duration across the country otherwise early exemption of Sialkot from power outages following its global industrial and economical significance to save the industries from collapse.