LAHORE - A team of Punjab University’s Dengue Research Group, under the supervision of its Chairman Prof Dr Saeed Akhtar, visited hostel areas and collected samples of larvaes from stagnant rainwater.

Chairman Hall Council Prof Dr Muhammad Akhar, Advisor Student Affairs Prof Dr Rafique Ahmed, Chief Medical Officer Dr Nauman Ahmed, Member Syndicate and Resident Officer 1 Javed Sami, Resident Officer 2 Malik Muhammad Zaheer and Director Public Relations Isar Rana were also present on the occasion. Dr Akhtar said that so far, the team had not found dengue larvae but it had detected common mosquito Culex’s larvaes from the stagnant rainwater.

CMO Dr Nauman Ahmed said that PU Health Centre had established a separate centre for expected and suspected dengue patients at Health Centre. He said that PU teams were carrying out spray of insecticides for prevention of Dengue fever in different parts of both campuses including hostels area on daily basis. He said that leaflets and posters were also being distributed bearing information about preventive measures in this regard.

NATIONAL TALENT POOL DG CALLS ON VC: Director General National Talent Pool Dr Fayaz Ahmed Ranjha called on PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran at his office here on Friday. Deans, principals and senior faculty members were also present on the occasion.

While briefing the participants of the meeting, Dr Ranjha said that Pakistan Government wanted to benefit from the abilities of talented Pakistanis. He said that the federal government would utilize all resources to get benefit from oversees talented Pakistanis who were rendering their services in different countries.

He said that the federal government would bear all their travel, boarding, lodging and other expenses in this regard. He said that talented Pakistanis would also be sent abroad for training who would serve their homeland afterwards.

PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran said there was a lot of raw talent in Pakistan but there was lack of those people who could recognize their talent and polish their capabilities. He hoped that brilliant Pakistanis would benefit from the scheme.