MULTAN - The Punjab government has launched a Rs99 million project in Nishtar Hospital to construct a High Dependency Unit (HDC) for the treatment of dengue fever. This was disclosed by the Commissioner Multan division Muhammad Khurram Agha while chairing a meeting here on Tuesday. He directed the divisional administration to form dengue brigades for launching awareness creation campaign. “Take all public and private institutions on board and spread the word as much as you can on dengue prevention,” he added.

The commissioner further revealed that land was being selected for establishment of Danish School in Multan. “As soon as the land is selected, this project will also be launched in Multan,” he added. He told the meeting that the project for launching five-marla residential schemes for homeless citizens was being given final shape and it would be launched soon. He directed the administrative officers to evict illegal occupants of state lands with full force and reject all pressures.

Earlier, briefing the commissioner, divisional officials told that positive progress was made on projects like labour colonies, social security hospitals and workers welfare schools in Lodhran and Vehari. They added that strict measures were adopted to uproot the business of fertilizer hoarding as well as sale of poor quality petroleum products. They disclosed that 487 cases were registered against different persons for stealing canal water and all the accused were arrested.