Shehbaz Sharif orders strict action against the responsible for negligence in the procurement of anti-dengue medicines

Lahore, October 23, 2016 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has ordered strict action against the responsible for displaying delay and negligence in the procurement of some medicines of anti-dengue and directed to constitute a committee to take action against them in accordance with rules and regulations. Shehbaz Sharif said that where there is matter of human lives, delay of even a second is criminal negligence, which is intolerable. He was addressing a high-level meeting through video link today despite holiday.

During the meeting, which lasted more than three hours, Chairman Chief Minister’s Inspection Team presented an inquiry report regarding non-procurement of some medicines of anti-dengue in time during the current financial year. The Chief Minister said that Punjab government is implementing a comprehensive policy for eradicating dengue from the province. He lamented that despite availability, protocol evolved for purchase of anti-dengue medicines was not implemented.

Had there been an effective monitoring system by the department, there would not have been delay in the process of procurement of these medicines, he added. Shehbaz Sharif said that the departments and institutions will have to take timely steps and decisions and perform their duties after realizing sense of their responsibility. He said that non-procurement of anti-dengue medicines in time by the department is a criminal negligence.

He said that those displaying negligence and laxity should be determined and action be taken against them as per rules and regulation without any discrimination. He said that a comprehensive strategy be evolved within seven days for checking such incidents in future. The Chief Minister warned that he will not tolerate such incidents in future as every life is dear. He said that the departments will have to awaken for performing their duties with responsibility. Advisor Heath Kh. Salman Rafiq, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Chairman Chief Minister’s Inspection team, Secretary Law and concerned officials participated in the meeting from Civil Secretariat.

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