Hamza assails govt for failing to control dengue

Medicine, blood transfusion kit shortages characterize burgeoning dengue crisis says Hamza Shehbaz

Punjab Assembly opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz criticized the government for failing to control the dengue outbreak.

In his statement issued on Sunday, Shehbaz said that dengue was wreaking havoc as hundreds of cases were being reported daily and people were losing their loved ones just due to the incompetency of the government.

He said that the government showed severe negligence in timely spray that was used to kill the dengue larva and the outcome was visible. “The cases of dengue have exceeded from 18,000 in the ongoing year in Punjab and 13,000 cases were reported in Lahore only. As many as 68 deaths were also reported,” said Shehbaz.

The opposition leader went on to say that there was a shortage of medicines that were used in dengue’s treatment. It has become hard to find Panadol tablet in the market, while prices of medicines have also increased 200 times and there was no check and balance, he said.

The blood transfusion kits that were used for dengue patients were also not available in the market, he said. Shehbaz added that, “There is a dire need to have arrangements on the war footings to save more precious lives and Lahore High Court has also observed that the Punjab government miserably failed to control the dengue outbreak.”