Staff Reporter Peshawar
A high level meeting to review the latest dengue situation and to further beef up measures to contain the virus in the province was held here on Monday with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan in the chair.
The meeting was apprised of the latest situation of dengue across the province with special focus on the steps being taken for its prevention.
The Chief Minister, while expressing concern on the increasing cases of dengue patients in the provincial capital, directed the authorities concerned for immediate removal of the District Health Officer Peshawar from his post on account of poor performance and initiate inquiry against him, further directing the high ups of health department to post another officer on the post of DHO Peshawar.
The meeting was informed that for the first time 37 entomologists have been recruited in the province which are helping in making the government’s measures against dengue more effective.
It was decided in the meeting that door to door campaign should be launched for the prevention of dengue and public awareness activities should be intensified, concerned departments should improve coordination between them in this regard.