LAHORE, Sep 05 (APP):Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has expressed his displeasure over the increase in the number of dengue patients in Rawalpindi and Lahore.

He reprimanded the administrative officers for failing to implement the instructions, issued for eradication of dengue disease during a meeting which held at his office, here on Thursday.

He asked as to why the dengue disease had not been controlled despite
issuance of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to all concerned. Every year, anti-dengue measures were adopted; but why negligence had been shown this year, he asked. He said that an inquiry would be held to look into negligence .

The CM directed the chief secretary to identify responsible persons through an investigation adding that action would be initiated against them in the light of the inquiry report.

An alarming situation has arisen in Rawalpindi due to dengue disease.

The chief minister ordered for taking steps on an emergent basis in Rawalpindi to overcome dengue, adding that close coordination should be maintained with the Islamabad administration as well.