Dengue control measures reviewed

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Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ali chaired a meeting of dengue monitoring committee here on Friday and reviewed overall situation in the pro-vincial capital.

Additional deputy commissioner, assistant commis-sioners, chief executive officer health and ento-mologists attended the meeting.

The CEO health gave a detailed briefing on current situation of dengue in the city and pointed out hot spot areas. The meeting was briefed that 48 cases were registered and 32 people were got arrested while two places were sealed over violations of dengue standard operating procedures during the last 24 hours. Warning notices were issued to 1,418 citizens for violating dengue preventive measures while larva elimination process were conducted at 90 places.

Addressing the meeting, the deputy commissioner said that as per instructions of the Punjab govern-ment,

indoor and outdoor surveillance was being carried out in the city to control dengue. He said instructions had been issued to departments concerned to make all possible arrangements, adding that the Parks and Horticuture Authority (PHA) had been directed to ensure cleanliness of parks and fountains under its jurisdiction. He directed the labour department to check dengue larvae presence in factories and godowns.

Meanwhile, the DC visited Tollinton Market to inspect cleanliness condition and directed the Lahore Waste Management Company and the Parks and Horticulture Authority to make arrangements for waste management and beautification of the area.

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