LAHORE - Speakers at a seminar on 'War against Dengue Virus organised by Government MAO College on Monday urged for people participation in the unprecedented crusade launched by the Punjab Government to make it more effective for elimination of the virus. Similar seminars were also held at Govt. Islamia College for Girls, Cooper Road, and Shalimar College. Parliamentary Secretary for Health Dr Saeed Elahi, MNA Khawaja Saad Rafique, MPAs Khawaja Imran Nazeer and Majida Haeed, Dr Masood Akhtar and Ayesha Khalid addressed the seminar at MAO College. MAO College Principal Prof Ch Khalid Pervez presided over the seminar and presented report on the participation of college students in two-week long public awareness campaign of the Government. While addressing the participants of the seminar Dr Saeed Elahi said that there were three dimensions of control on the epidemic, the preventive, diagnostic and treatment. He said the Punjab government was fighting on all these fronts and not only the health department but all also government departments and educational institutions, NGOs, members of the community and students were participating shoulder to shoulder with the government. He said the spray machines had been imported from Germany and now 3,000 machines have been deployed while 100 labs were providing diagnostic facilities free of cost and as many as 20,000 beds in Government and private hospitals had been earmarked for dengue patients. He said the government had made arrangements in a short span of time, unprecedented among the countries hard hit by the virus. Khawaja Saad Rafique recounted his days of studies in the college and said the institution had become prestigious among the city colleges. Its recent contribution to the government in fight against Dengue virus was appreciable, he said.