LAHORE - The factory owners, labourers and management of Punjab Industrial Estates jointly observed an Anti-Dengue walk at Sundar Industrial Estate in order to create awareness among the factory owners and residents of nearby factories about Dengue.

The organisers told that the management of Punjab Industrial Estates Development and Management Company (PIEDMC) has established centers at all its subordinate organisation in Lahore, Multan and other areas and steps have already taken in those areas in this regard.

The Chairman Punjab Industrial Estates, SM Tanveer has thanked all the participants of walk and said following the direction of Punjab Government and Chief Minister Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, the PIEDMC has made special arrangements to clear all the areas and taken all steps to eradicate the disease. He assured the Chief Minister Punjab, to support Anti Dengue campaign while cause.

Meanwhile, Planning and Development Department Punjab on Sunday organised a walk to mark the anti-dengue day. The walk led by Secretary P&D department Arif Anwar Baloch, started from Istanbol Chowk and concluded at P&D Building. Members P&D- Bushra Aman, Dr Abid Bodla, Naseem Riaz, Dr Naveed Ch., Rana Zulfiqar and Dr Arshad, senior chiefs - Javed Latif, Ch Hasnat Ahmed, Syed Ijaz Shah, Dr Mehmood Khalid Qamar, assistant chiefs, personal staff officer for chairman Syed Shoaib Khalid, Addl Secretary P&D Sheikh Farooq Hamid and a number of employees participated in the walk.

Addressing on the occasion, Secretary P&D department Arif Anwar Baloch stressed the need for concerted efforts to control dengue like deadly virus. He said that dengue was a social issue and hence every individual would have to play his role for controlling it at his home. For this purpose special attention should be paid on cleanliness. All those things should be destroyed which are making the cause of dengue breeding in houses and stagnant water should be drained out to check the breeding of dengue larva, he added.

Citing some of the reports, the secretary P&D said that situation with regard to dengue virus was under control in Punjab as compared to last year due to effective steps taken by the Punjab government. On the directive of Chief Minister Punjab, all arrangements have been finalised to provide free medicare to the dengue patients and high dependency units have also been established where trained staff would be present round the clock, he added.