Call for monitoring dengue-control measures

Salim Ahmed

Lahore—Parliamentary Secretary on Health Kh. Imran Nazir has said that secretaries and senior officers of the concerned departments should personally go into the field to monitor dengue control activities for effective control on dengue, in the upcoming season.
He said that according to the meteorological department excessive rains are expected in the coming monsoon season therefore, it is essential to boost up anti-dengue activities and to check the mosquito breeding.
He stated this while presiding over a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Dengue at Civil Secretariat, here Wednesday.
The officers from Punjab Information technology Board and Special Branch were also present in the meeting.
Additional Director General Health Dengue Control Dr. Fayyaz Butt presented a overall scenario of dengue situation in Punjab.
Kh. Salman Rafique stressed the need of dengue awareness campaign besides vigorous indoor and outdoor dengue and vector surveillance.
He said that Rawalpindi is the most sensitive district as regard to dengue, therefore, special focus should be given on foolproof anti-dengue measures.
The officers of Punjab Information Technology Board and Special Branch shared data regarding the anti-dengue activities carried out by different departments across the province.
Kh. Imran Nazir observed that personal visits of the senior officers in the field would not only ensure effective monitoring of the surveillance teams but it would also encourage them.

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