Lahore—Chief Secretary Punjab Capt (Retd) Zahid Saeed has announced to observe “Dengue Day” throughout the province on Saturday, July 23, this year. All the Governmental and semi-government offices and the premises of educational institutions will be swept for identification of dengue larvae on 23rd of July besides holding awareness seminars on Dengue Day.
While addressing the video link conference on dengue control at Civil Secretariat, Lahore, the Chief Secretary Punjab directed the district administration of all 36 districts of the province to remain extra-vigilant during the current breeding season of dengue and invigorate the sanitary patrol teams and ordered to start dengue larva sweeping activity in full swing.
He emphasized the need to prevent the spread of dengue virus before the larvae of dengue mosquitoes developed into actual vector. Otherwise, all efforts against the spread of dengue fever would become fruitless, he added.
The Chief Secretary offered all the Commissioners and DCOs of the province to requisite the needful machinery, insecticides, antomologists and other manpower to accomplish the larvaecidal activities particularly inside the households and on the poundings after the recent rains in different areas of Punjab.
The government will make it sure that all the educational institutions of the province be opened a week before the summer vocations to spray insecticides.