CM annoyed at delay in purchasing measles vaccine

Jun 21, 2013

PUNJAB Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Punjab government is taking all possible steps for providing best treatment facilities to the measles affected children.

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He said that special anti-measles vaccination campaign is being launched from June 24 in 12 districts. He said that measles campaign in six districts would be started from June 28. He said that Punjab government would provide all necessary funds for saving the children from measles.

Expressing his serious annoyance for not purchasing vaccine on time, the chief minister directed that the vaccine should be imported immediately according to the WHO standard and the companies of good repute should also be contacted for this purpose. He said that the work should be done against measles on the pattern of anti-dengue campaign and a vigorous awareness campaign about the treatment and protection against measles should be launched through electronic and print media.

He was presiding over a high-level meeting for reviewing the arrangements of anti-dengue, eradication of measles and treatment facilities, at Model Town Wednesday.

Secretary Health gave a briefing about anti-dengue arrangements, eradication of measles and treatment facilities.

Addressing the meeting, Shahbaz Sharif said that the Health Department will have to improve its performance and play effective role for protecting the people from epidemics. He said that the officers who are not willing to work are not acceptable as he wanted work and results only. He said that ministers, assembly members and health officials should visit hospitals and review the treatment facilities personally.

private jail: Shahbaz Sharif while taking notice of a news item regarding recovery of a woman and children fastened with chains from a room of a private hotel in Faisal Town, Lahore, ordered inquiry into the incident. The chief minister directed IG Police to register a case against the sub-inspector and arrest him who was involved in making room of a hotel private jail.

Farmers: Shahbaz Sharif has said that agriculture is the backbone of our economy. He said that Punjab government is taking concrete measures for promotion of agriculture and farmers’ problems would be resolved on priority basis. He said that provincial ministers and the authorities concerned should resolve farmers’ problems. He said that he himself would talk to federal government in this regard.

He was talking to the delegation of farmers led by President Pakistan Kisan Ittehad Khalid Mehmood Khokhar, at Model Town Wednesday. The delegation informed the Chief Minister about electricity bills, tariff and other problems being faced by the small farmers.

energy crisis: Shahbaz Sharif has said that PML-N government is working on war footing level on traditional and alternate sources of energy. He said that energy crisis can be reduced by setting up power plants running through coal and biomass. He said that all sources would be benefited for resolving energy crisis. The CM assured that Punjab government would provide all possible facilities to the industrialists for promotion of exports. He expressed these views while visiting factories on Ferozpure Road Wednesday. Talking on the occasion Shahbaz Sharif said that no serious steps were taken for electricity production during the era of previous government. He opined that energy crisis could not be overcome only through traditional methods but attention would also have to be paid to the alternate sources.

He said that government is considering launching of short term, mid-term and long term projects with the cooperation of private sector and through implementation of these projects, not only outages would be reduced but new job opportunities would also be created. During the briefing, Shahbaz Sharif was told that electricity could also be generated through waste of chicken and this is a cheap fuel. The CM directed to consider the setting up of treatment plant for the disposal of industrial waste and construction of Rohi Nala Road.

(Courtesy: Associated Press of Pakistan)