There is hardly any doubt that the fast spreading dengue has created panic among the masses. Citizens are seen rushing to hospital and laboratories for tests to know whether they have been stung by a soldier of this army that has attacked Lahore with a vengeance. The Punjab government is facing a twin challenges: First, to provide medical cover to those already affected and second, to control its spread of the disease to other areas within and beyond provincial boundaries. For this, efforts of Chief Minister Shahbaz need appreciation. He is running from one hospital to another round the clock to ensure that patients are provided due medical care. He has ordered action against those hospitals, government or private, who refuse to entertain any patient or those laboratories that are over-charging for tests. Raids were conducted and well over three dozens labs were sealed. In addition to this, Mian Shahbaz has directed his party MNAs and MPAs to rush back to their constituencies to supervise similar efforts. The CM has also laid emphasis on preventive measures for which Section 144 has since been imposed and car washing on roads and streets has been banned. The process of spray in all localities where stagnant water is reported is in full swing. For, to defeat this menace, work on a war-footing is required.