LAHORE Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has appreciated the services being rendered by experts, doctors, physicians and paramedical staff for service to the ailing humanity and meeting with the challenge of dengue virus. Undoubtedly they are playing the role of messiah. A vigorous campaign is continuing for controlling the dengue virus, he said, while expressing hope that his government would succeed in dengue elimination campaign with the cooperation of people, consultation of doctors, experts and the efforts of the government. He was addressing a seminar held at Alhamra Hall on Saturday for creating awareness among the masses about dengue virus. Office bearers of social and welfare organisations, doctors, physicians and a large number of people belonging to various schools of thoughts attended the seminar. The CM said public representatives, concerned departments and all segments of society were making strenuous efforts for eliminating dengue virus round the clock, and we had to fight the war against this virus everywhere including offices, houses, mohallas, parks and win it through collective efforts. Although dengue is a virus yet it has provided an opportunity to unite the nation, utilising resources for service to ailing humanity, eliminating plundering, corruption and profiteering. I salute those doctors and paramedical staff engaged in service to ailing humanity and the owners of private hospitals providing free treatment facilities to the dengue fever patients, he said, while asserting that he had great respect for media and seek guidance from its criticism. Media should remove fear and panic regarding fever among the masses and while describing the deaths should also appreciate the role of Messiahs of the nation, due to the efforts of which, thousand of patients have recovered and gone to their houses, he added. He said efforts of Sri Lankan team were also laudable which had saved a number of lives due to its hard work day and night. Expertise and consultation of the Sri Lankans team are being fully benefited and our doctors confidence has enhanced through their training programmes and seminars, he said, adding that the Punjab government had accorded top priority to education and health sectors and the funds allocated for these sectors during last three years were unprecedented in the history of the country, but the funds allocated for the improvement of these sectors were insufficient. Head of Sri Lankan medical team Dr Hasitha Tissera, while addressing the seminar, said they were going back with beautiful memories, which could never be forgotten, and people of Punjab were lucky that they had CM like Shahbaz Sharif who not only works 20 hours daily but also knew the art of taking work from others. A nation that has leader like Shahbaz Sharif can not only overcome dengue virus, but even can solve any problem of the world. Dengue is not only a medical but a social problem and that is why Sri Lankan people are close to Pakistanis, he said.