Anti-dengue drive launched

Surveillance underway at various parts of Lahore

App August 17, 2022
In this file photo, a worker of the Rawalpindi District Health Authority carries out anti-dengue spray at the Rawalpindi Press Club. Photo: Agha Mahroz/EXPRESS


An anti-dengue drive was initiated by the district administration and surveillance was underway at various points in the provincial capital.

Assistant Commissioner Cantt Zeeshan Nadeem visited Mustafabad commercial area on Tuesday where he inspected anti-dengue arrangements and instructed homeowners about dengue prevention. He also sealed a food outlet for not complying with dengue SOPs.

All departments were working in a coordinated manner to make the campaign a success, he said.

Meanwhile, Local Government and Community Development (LGCD) Punjab Secretary Syed Mubasher Hussain visited the Christian cemetery and its surroundings on Tuesday to inspect anti-dengue measures. During his visit to Gora cemetery, he found dengue larvae and directed the staff to conduct anti-dengue spraying immediately.

The secretary directed intensified anti-dengue surveillance and those engaged in anti-dengue activities should reduce the dormancy rate to zero. He directed all LGCD directors to launch a comprehensive awareness campaign against dengue in their respective divisions, while the deputy directors of local governments should intensify anti-dengue activities in their respective districts.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 17th, 2022.


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