The Government of Pakistan has acclaimed the Sri Lankan Government for taking swift and long-term action to curb the dengue epidemic in the country. Pakistan lauded President Rajapaksa for helping the country to control the dengue crisis.
Health Ministry sources said Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari made a request from the Sri Lankan Government for assistance to control the dengue disease and to help the Government in its ongoing fight against the deadly virus.
A medical team of 12, including two pediatricians, two physicians, entomological assistants and Vector Control Officers and three nurses flew to Lahore with medical equipment. The team is assisting in treating dengue patients, vector control and would also instruct Pakistani doctors on dengue treatment protocol. Pakistan’s Punjab Province Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif greeted the Sri Lankan team at the Allama Iqbal International Airport. The chief minister thanked President Rajapaksa for sending a team of experts to serve the dengue afflicted.