Free treatement for dengue patients in Punjab's govt hospitals

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Chandigarh, Oct 11 (UNI) The Punjab Government today decided to give free medical treament to dengue patients admitted in government hospitals and dispensaries.

Meanwhile Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today directed Chief Secretary Ramesh Inder Singh to immediately gear up health and medical services following the outbreak of dengue in the state.

He also asked the Chief Secretary to issue instructions to all government hospitals and dispensaries to provide free treatment to the patients inflicted with dengue.

Mr Badal asked the Chief Secretary to instruct Principal Secretary Medical Education abd Research and the Secretary and Director of Health and Family Welfare to constitute special teams in the state medical colleges and hospitals to effectively deal with dengue cases. The Chief Minister also asked the Health and Family Welfare department to create awareness amongst the people about the causes, symptoms and treatment of the disease through advertisements in the print as well as electronic media.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla also held an emergency meeting here with the officers of the health department to take stock of the remedial measures to check dengue cases.

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