Anti-dengue measures reviewed

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Secretary Sarah Aslam reviewed current Dengue situation and directed the officers to intensify the dengue prevention activities across the Punjab.

In this regard, she appealed to the masses to take special care of cleanliness and do not throw any garbage in open places, adding that people never let rainwater accumulate in their surroundings, houses or rooftops.

The secretary underscored that precautionary measures against dengue are very important to avoid the virus.

Citizens should be more responsible in preventing dengue during monsoon, especially rainwater should not accumulate in residential areas.

During last 24 hours, three more new case of dengue has reported across the province. The secretary informed that two dengue patients are undergoing treatment in Rawalpindi and Lahore respectively.

During the current year so far, a total 77 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported across Punjab and out of all the confirmed cases, 36 cases have been reported in Lahore.

In last 24 hours, 314،491 indoor and 68,662 locations were checked across the Punjab while larvae were destroyed from 802 locations.

In Lahore, 52,492 houses and 10,664 outdoor places were inspected for dengue larvae and 532 positive containers were destroyed.

In this regard, Secretary Sarah Aslam said that precautionary measures against dengue should also be taken besides of taking precautionary measures against Corona epidemic.

She further added that do not allow the storage of water at indoor and outdoor places; as hygiene can prevent dengue mosquito breeding. Be a responsible citizen by keep your surroundings neat and clean.

She further said that the public is requested to extend full cooperation to the health department teams if they come to your home or business centres for the checking of dengue larvae, as dengue can be very fatal and is a very dangerous fever which can cause death.

 

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