Four dairy farms sealed over dengue fears

Civil Defence Dept imposes fines on four dairy farm owners


​ Our Correspondent June 12, 2020
PHOTO: REUTERS/

RAWALPINDI: Civil Defence Department (CDD) sealed at least four dairy farms and registered cases against them after recovery of dengue larvae on Thursday.

CDD teams conducted anti-dengue action in different parts of the city and sealed off four dairy farms and registered cases against them in different police stations. Besides this, the officials said that they also imposed fines on four dairy farm owners.

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CDD District Officer (DO) Talib Hussain said that they recovered huge quantities of mosquito larvae from dairy farms located in different areas including Gulzar-e-Quaid, Adyala Road, Chakala. The official added that not only the farms were sealed but cases against them were also registered in their respective precincts' police stations.

Hussain said that they have formed special teams that would inspect farms in the district, adding that they would become operational from Friday (today).

The poor cleanliness and stagnant water in the farms aid dengue larvae growth, Hussain added and said that they have also issued directions to the livestock department to conduct action against dairy farms to prevent dengue in Rawalpindi outbreak this year.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 12th, 2020.

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