LAHORE - Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital Prof Anjum Habib Vohra has said that inclusion of dengue as a subject in the syllabus of nursing course is necessary for providing proper guidance and awareness to the health professionals.

Speaking on the conclusion of debating completion on dengue eradication at LGH on Sunday, he said that dengue and polio have become major health challenges which must be curbed through active participation of every segment of the society especially doctors, nurses and paramedics. Staff nurses and nursing students participated in the completion.

Medical Superintendent Dr Pervez Imtiaz, Director Emergency Dr Munawar Ali, AMS Dr Junaid Mirza, Principal Nursing School Raeesa Ishtiaq, Nursing Superintendent Razia Bano, administrative doctors and a large number of nurses attended the ceremony.

Staff nurse Abida Basheer, Aafreen Ishaq, Arba Abbas, nursing students Chanda Zulfiqar, Sonia Muzaffar and Aesha Tufail threw light on various aspects of symptoms, preventive measures and treatment of dengue patients along with importance of cleanliness and hygiene.

Prof Vohra said that doctors, nurses and paramedics of LGH were ready to defeat dengue this year like the past. He said that all the available resources were being used in the treatment of dengue patients. He said that dengue was a social problem so every member of society must play his role to eliminate this menace.

He said that doctors belonging to various hospitals of the province were being imparted dengue prevention training at PGMI under the Health Education Program. Seminars and training workshops have also been conducted regularly so as to raise the level of awareness of general masses and health professionals, he added.

free treatment

Following the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, a three-year-old child Talha from Faisalabad would be provided free treatment.

Secretary Health Jawad Rafique Malik said that the child suffering from cardiac ailment would be shifted to Children Hospital on Monday (today). He said that senior doctors would examine the patient. He said that Health Department has contacted the parents and arrangements have been completed for the treatment of Talha.