LAHORE – Chief Minister Ch Parvez Elahi has accorded approval to expand the scope of rescue 1122 to all the tehsils of the province. He disclosed that the scope of emer gency services would be expanded to 86 more tehsils this year.
Similarly, motorbike rescue service would also be extended to a further 27 districts in 2022, he added. Ch Parvez Elahi maintained that his government had started the rescue 1122 service which is a worthwhile and commendable institution of the province.
The foun dation of this institution was laid during my previous tenure and today, it is recognized not only in Pakistan but the world over, he said and concluded that rescuers job is equivalent to serving humanity.
Meanwhile Chief Minister Ch Parvez Elahi has ordered to run an anti – dengue campaign to overcome the dengue spread in the wake of the ongoing monsoon season There should be effective monitoring and accurate reporting of the anti – dengue activities and trained staff should be hired to run this drive, he stated.
The full focus should be on clinical man agement and anti – dengue teams be mobilized at the grassroots to achieve desired results. These teams should conduct regular visits and indoor and outdoor surveillance should be given special attention, the CM added Anti – dengue activities should not be limited to Lahore, but every city in the province and breed ing spots of dengue mosquitoes should be eradicated on a priority basis, he stressed Similarly, a strong awareness campaign should be con ducted to involve society, the CM proffered.
The hospitals should have the best treatment arrangements for dengue patients, he concluded. The health secretary briefed the meeting held under the chair of CM Punjab about measures to control dengue. Chief Secretary Kamran Afzal. Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, former P & D chairman Salman Ghani, for mer principal secretary to CM GM Sikandar, secretaries, commissioner Lahore, experts and others attended the meeting.
Divisional commission ers and deputy commissioners partic ipated through a video link Moreover Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has announced financial assistance to help repair the damages caused by the flood to the houses in south Punjab and said that the owners of completely destroyed houses will be given six lakh rupees per person while the owners of partially destroyed houses will be provided four lakh rupees per person Similarly, the damage caused to the livestock will also be compensated; he added and directed the deputy commissioners to complete the sur veys under personal supervision.
The survey process should be kept simple and the local representatives be taken on board , he emphasised and repeated that the affectees should not suffer any kind of inconvenience during the survey process. The finan cial assistance should reach the affected people without delay, he further said.
The CM directed that the relief activities should be intensi fied and dry food should be continu ously delivered to the affected popu lation Alongside, water flow in rivers should be continuously moni tored while taking steps to fortify the rivers embankments; he mentioned and reminded that the necessary resources and machinery should be used for the maintenance of link roads in the affected areas.
I will visit flood – hit areas of Rajanpur and DG Khan today to personally review the situation as rehabilitation of flood affectees is a priority, said Parvez Elahi. A meeting was held on Monday under the chair of the CM at his office to review the flood situa tion and relief activities in Rajanpur, DG Khan, especially Taunsa and Muzaffargarh.