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Anti-dengue spray: 70 school-girls blacked out in Jhelum

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JHELUM: The poisonous spray during anti-dengue fumigation drive caused 70 school-girls lost conscious.

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It happened at the Domaili Girls High School and the victimised students were rushed to a nearby hospital for immediate treatment.

As stated by provincial education minister Rana Mashood, the fumigation drive was carried out on Friday but its impact took place the day after.

“Strict instructions were given after the Jand incident. The fumigation was carried out yesterday and it was so intense that its impact was felt today. Action would be taken against those responsible for not following SOPs,” Mashool said during talks with media.

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Earlier, one day before the campaign in Domaili Girls High School, 120 school-girls faced the similar situation in Jand district of Attock. Number of girls had to be readmitted to the hospital the following day after they reported of difficulty in breathing.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken serious notice of the incident and has asked a report from the concerned authorities. He said that the incident it was an unacceptable incident and ordered to treat the affected in the best possible way.

At this negligence, the CM also suspected the DCOs and EDOs Health of Attock and Jhelum.

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