LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken strict notice of poor cleanliness arrangements in certain government hospitals and directed that a comprehensive plan be formulated for maintaining cleanliness conditions in hospitals on permanent basis as besides provision of medical facilities, proper sanitary arrangements are also important in hospitals. He directed the Health Secretary to submit recommendations in this regard including establishment of a monitoring system. He further issued instructions for sending special teams to Faisalabad and Rawalpindi for reviewing the measures for eradication of dengue virus and provision of curative facilities to patients. He was presiding over a special meeting of emergency committee to review measures for dengue control and availability of medical facilities to patients in hospitals on Tuesday. The CM was told that 358 doctors and nurses of various hospitals were given training on dengue prevention on Monday which also included family physicians while seminars had also been arranged for registered homoeopaths and Hakims for promoting awareness about dengue. Issuing instructions for collecting the data of registered homoeopaths and Hakims at town level, he directed that promotion of awareness and their training regarding dengue virus should be ensured. The CM was further told that more than 20,000 people had got themselves registered at the blood camps set by the government across the province. The project will help in the supply of fresh and healthy blood to injured persons and the patients suffering from various diseases besides getting rid of blood mafia. Shahbaz said that Assembly members should also contribute their share to this noble cause and get themselves registered for donating blood. He directed that the process of including the topic regarding dengue in the syllabus be given a final shape at the earliest and the World Health Organisation should also be consulted in this regard. The meeting was told that cleanliness campaign in graveyards of the City as well as Cantonment and Defence ahead of Eid-ul-Azha was in progress while special arrangements for fogging and spray had also been made. Eulogizing the performance of LDA Director General Abdul Jabbar Shaheen regarding sanitation and cleanliness arrangements in various hospitals, the chief minister said that if the same sense of responsibility was adopted these arrangements could be improved in all hospitals at a nominal cost. TurkEY quake: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the second consignment of relief goods for the earthquake affectees of Turkey will soon be dispatched while 100 tent houses for the tent village in the affected area will also be sent by a special plane. He was reviewing the measures for dispatch of relief items to the earthquake victims of brotherly Islamic country of Turkey during a meeting, here on Tuesday. Director Provincial Disaster Management Authority and other officers concerned were present. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that people of Turkey were more than brothers for Pakistanis and they had proved this fact by standing with the Pakistani people at every hour of need. He said that people of Pakistan were with their Turk brethren in the moment of trial and it was a gesture of kindness of Turk President and Prime Minister that they on his request had given special permission for sending relief goods to the calamity-hit people of Turkey whereas Turkey through his embassies in all other countries had asked them not to send relief assistance. He said that the first consignment consisting of large tents has already been sent, while 100 tent houses for tent village in the affected area will soon be dispatched. He said that the earthquake affectees of Turkey had warmly welcomed Pakistani relief teams. CONDOLENCE: Shahbaz Sharif has expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of father of senior columnist Khusnood Ali Khan. In a condolence message, the chief minister prayed that may Almighty Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the members of the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.