CDA takes preventive measures against growth of dengue

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Capital Development Authority in collaboration with Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad and District Health Officer has evolved an effective strategy to prevent growth of dengue virus in the federal capital.

The authority had allocated Rs17 million to procure modern equipment, including fumigation machines, mosquito repellents and other gadgets to be used to eliminate dengue larva, said its spokesman on Friday.

He said Health Services Directorate of CDA has geared up efforts against the virus, adding that the city was divided into different zones with deployment of field teams.

The surveillance and monitoring teams were visiting respective sectors green areas, slum areas, mosques, markets, shops and residential streets to explore hot spots, high risk areas where the dengue mosquitoes can breed.

The high risk areas including potential threat to the inhabitants and residents were reported to the spraying / fogging teams to conduct their activities in hot spots on urgent basis.

Furthermore, the Sanitation Directorate carried out special clean-up operation in the potential dengue breeding areas to remove its larva.

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