Officials of the provincial Environment Protection Agency (EPA) sealed nine tyre shops on Wednesday over inadequate arrangements to prevent dengue-larva breeding.
As part of the ongoing anti-dengue drive, the EPA inspected 16 tyre shops, 18 junkyards and three construction sites. The Punjab government has tasked the EPA Dengue Directorate to identify and eliminate dengue breeding sites in tyres shops, junkyards, nurseries and under-construction sites in the province.
During inspection of dengue-breeding sites, officials found 26 places satisfactory where standard operating procedures regarding dengue were being followed and removed 11 breeding points in the city.
Talking to APP, an EPA official said, “I am personally monitoring dengue-breeding points in the city and the whole process is being checked through Punjab Government Dengue Online Android System”. He said squads are visiting various areas and updating dengue progress images and details on the android software.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 21st, 2014.
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