Anti-dengue steps reviewed

The officials of government departments would mark all potential breeding spots and take action accordingly.

News Desk July 27, 2014
Anti-dengue steps reviewed

The district administration has reviewed anti-dengue and larvae identification plan during Eidul Fitr vacations.

In this connection, a meeting was chaired by Rawalpindi District Coordination Officer Sajad Zafar Dal on Saturday, said a press release.

The meeting was attended by officers of the district administration and other government departments. The performance of all the departments with regard to larvae identification was reviewed and the concerned officers gave presentations regarding the steps taken.

The officials of government departments would mark all potential breeding spots and in case of any emergency the relevant departments would initiate prompt action to overcome the situation.

Dal said that some larvae positive cases had drawn the attention of concerned departments and the localities had been focused by carrying out preventive measures.

He said that it was the obligation of all citizens to check their water storage tanks, refrigerator waste trays and air coolers, which could become breeding spots for larvae.

Dal asked offices of government departments to concentrate on practical measures and involve community heads for identification of larvae, which could become an epidemic due to negligence and irresponsible behaviour of citizens.

He also asked to portray the individual weekly performance of officials with reference to dengue control.

The water flow in Nullah Leh and other big and small streams of Rawalpindi was also reviewed on the occasion. The officers of Wasa, Solid Waste Management Company and Rawal Town briefed about the measures taken to cater to torrential rains and floods.

It was informed that a control room has been established in Wasa, which would work round-the-clock despite the Eid holidays.

Rawalpindi DCO appreciated the working and achievements of District Officer Environment in implementing government dengue control directives. He asked District Officer Social Welfare to associate volunteers and officials of Social Welfare Department for social mobilisation and larvae identification.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2014.


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