MULTAN - Local official of National Programme for Contagious Diseases Dr Muhammad Faheem Labar has said that the Punjab government is making all out efforts for dengue prevention as a massive campaign will be launched after winter season.

Addressing a training workshop of health supervisors and workers here at Raza Hall on Tuesday, he added that the provincial government sent many doctors to foreign countries to attend training programmes on dengue prevention. He claimed that the spray campaign had been launched in Multan district under which parks, roads and homes were being fumigated. “The motive behind doing this spray is to kill the larwa of dengue mosquito,” he added.

He said that an awareness campaign was badly needed at public level to make the masses aware of dengue control techniques. He was of the opinion that lady health workers and supervisors could play key role in creating awareness among masses on this issue. He said that the elimination of dengue was not possible without full support from all quarters of the society.

BENEVOLENT FUND INCREASED: The Punjab Government has raised the ratio of benevolent fund for the marriage and education of state workers’ children. This was disclosed by district officer coordination Nausheen Jamshed while chairing a meeting to review benevolent fund cases. She added that the fund amount for the marriage of daughters of in-service non-gazetted government officials had been risen to Rs15000 from 6000 and the daughters of deceased workers Rs20,000 from 8000. Similarly, the amount for the daughters of in-services gazetted officers is increased to Rs40,000 from 25 and the daughters of deceased Rs50,000 from Rs30,000. Similarly, the children securing 90 percent and above marks in matriculation examination will be given annual scholarship worth Rs50,000.