LAHORE Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan Ishak Latuconsina met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here on Friday, and exchanged views regarding eradication of dengue virus. Member National Assembly Pervaiz Malik, MPA Khawaja Saad Rafique, Chairman Planning & Development, Secretary Agriculture, Secretary Health and Commissioner Lahore were also present on the occasion. Talking to the Indonesian Ambassador, the CM said people of Pakistan especially Punjab were thankful for the help extended by brotherly Islamic country of Indonesia in the hour of trial. He added that Indonesia had sent a team of its best doctors and paramedical staff which was apprising doctors in various hospitals of its skills and experiences in the provision of curative facilities to dengue patients. He mentioned that the Punjab government was utilising all available resources for controlling dengue virus and a short, medium and long term policy is being formulated for this purpose. Doctors, nurses and technicians are being selected who will be sent to Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Sri Lanka for training, he added. Secretary Health and Secretary Agriculture, giving details of measures for eradication of dengue virus, informed that high dependency units had been set up in hospitals while an effective surveillance system had also been adopted. They also thanked Indonesian Ambassador for extending encouragement at this testing time besides visiting various hospitals. Ishak Latuconsina said the Indonesian government considered it its duty to help the brotherly Islamic country in the hour of need, and Pakistan had also extended all out support to Indonesia in every moment of trial. Steps taken by the Punjab government against dengue virus are commendable and I have personally observed these measures, he said, while assuring that further cooperation in exterminating dengue virus.