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Seminar on dengue awareness
Seminar on dengue awareness

LAHORE: (Friday, October 4, 2019): Punjab University Health Centre has organized a seminar regarding prevention of dengue to create awareness among students here on Friday. Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology Prof Dr Taqi Zahid Butt, Punjab Higher Education Additional Secretary Tariq Hameed Bhatti, Prof Dr Javaid Iqbal Qazi, Chief Medical Officer Dr Muhammad Akram, faculty members, officials and students from various departments participated in the event. Addressing the seminar, Prof Dr Taqi Zahid Butt said that training and ethics were more effective than medicine to prevent dengue fever. He said that keeping the surrounding environment clean would curb spread of dengue larvae. He said that collective efforts were required to curb dengue. Additional Secretary Tariq Hameed said that strong determination could defeat dengue fever. He said that Department of Higher Education was making efforts to raise awareness among students regarding dengue. Chief Medical Officer Dr Muhammad Akram detailed preventive measures to be taken to avoid spread of dengue larvae.