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Sri Lanka to help Punjab Province of Pakistan to fight dengue

Sep 11, 2011 2:50:43 PM - www.ft.lk

Lahore: The Sri Lankan government has pledged to help Pakistan’s provincial government of Punjab to fight the mosquito-borne dengue menace in the province.

The Chief Minister of Punjab Province, Shahbaz Sharif, has called the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Pakistan and requested Sri Lanka’s assistance to fight the dengue virus in Punjab.
Sri Lanka having taken strict measures fighting the dengue virus successfully on several fronts, has offered to provide medicines, equipment and medical staff to the provincial government to help combat the viral disease.
The Punjab Chief Minister has thanked Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for announcing Sri Lankan government’s assistance to eradicate the dengue virus from the province, a press statement said.