LAHORE - Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the strategy regarding eradication of dengue virus should also be directed towards other viral diseases as these including malaria cause a number of deaths each year. While presiding over a meeting to review dengue situation in the province and the measures for eradication of dengue virus here on Thursday, he said that chairmen and co-chairmen of town committees should pay regular visits to government and charity hospitals in their respective areas and submit a daily report regarding performance of these hospitals. Elected representatives, Chief Secretary, secretaries of various departments and experts were present. Secretary Health gave a detailed briefing regarding dengue situation and measures for its control besides curative facilities to the patients. The CM said that no administrative secretary should leave the station without prior permission during the drive against dengue virus. He said that an effective strategy had been adopted for coping with the challenge of dengue virus and medium and long term policy is also being evolved for controlling dengue and other viral diseases in future. He said that the special committee headed by Chief Secretary will soon submit its recommendations in this regard. He said that dengue virus was a social issue and cooperation of people is of vital importance for dealing with this menace. Issuing instructions for strict implementation of the regulation for eradication of dengue virus, the CM said that people should play their role in maintaining cleanliness in their houses, shops and surroundings. Appreciating the performance of the committee set up during the campaign against tyres, the Chief Minister said that used and old tyres are a major source of breeding and spread of dengue virus. Earlier, Commissioner Lahore Division informed that the special campaign for disposal of solid waste is in full swing and more than one lakh tons garbage have been removed from 1670 plots. He also gave details of fogging and spray. He said that 198 tube-well have been checked in the city.