The Health Services Directorate (DHS) of the Capital Development Authority has expedited the anti-dengue fumigation campaign in the federal capital by targeting all dengue prone areas.
Health Services Director Dr Hasan Orooj said on Tuesday that mosquitoes’ breeding grounds will be destroyed in all sectors, especially around nullahs, by effective fumigation.
Orooj said that DHS has formed seven teams for fumigation, social mobilisation and surveillance of dengue causing mosquitoes apart from a monitoring team and a rapid response team in case of emergencies.
He said HDS has conducted an extensive exercise in the entire city to map areas which have been known to have caused dengue in the past. Furthermore, areas considered conducive to the deadly disease or potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes have been marked.
Channelisation of blocked nullahs and source reduction of breeding sites has been done in various sectors which are high-risk areas.
Orooj appealed to residents to discard drums, vases, buckets, earthen jars, tyres, bottles, discarded boxes, clay pots, bamboo ends, rubbish and other water containers as these provides healthy breeding grounds for dengue mosquitoes.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 3rd, 2013.
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