Eight premises sealed, six arrested for flouting anti-dengue SOPs

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Islamabad Capital Territory Administration has sealed eight premises, arrested six persons over violation of anti-dengue standard operating procedures , deputy commissioner Islamabad Irfan Nawaz Memon told media on Friday.

After chairing a meeting to review weekly progress of dengue in the federal capital, he said some109 different places were raided during last day to check anti-dengue SOPs. Additional deputy commissioner, assistant commissioners, biologists, livestock, health department, Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad officials were present on the occasion.

All the departments concerned briefed the deputy commissioner about the latest situation and measures taken to destroy the dengue larvae. The officials told the DC that a vigorous campaign was underway to check anti-dengue SOPs at potential hotspots including graveyards, junkyards, workshops, tire shops and service stations.

The assistant commissioners, magistrates were checking places on daily basis to control dengue larvae whereas district and tehsil level emergency response committees were identifying dengue larval hotspots, said DC adding that the health department regularly checked suspected dengue patients in various hospitals.

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