EPD minister alerts Anti-Dengue Squad


Provincial EPD Minister M Rizwan has alerted Anti-Dengue Squad of the department to control Dengue as season has come and in this regard the Punjab CM has been taken into confidence by the minister.
According to details, before two months EPD already participated in International Dengue Conference 2020 in which all the relevant departments discussed 10-year anti-dengue strategy with the help of leading global experts to develop action plan to control dengue in the wake of a global pandemic that has hit countries from Far East Asia to South Asia.
The minister has said that dengue cases have seen a dramatic rise in many countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Sri Lanka Bangladesh and others over the past three years. He said that Punjab Environment Protection Department also set up a stall in the international conference, which had various pamphlets and banners for the prevention of environmental pollution especially for the prevention of dengue.
The minister said that it was very important to stop the dengue larvae growing and people should take precautionary measures to keep the environment clean and dry. He also appealed to the public that the doors and windows should be kept open during mosquito spray by cleaning houses, offices so that the effects can reach the house, dispose of old tires and used bags, old empty tires, properly dispose of used shopper bags, empty plastic bottles, etc., drain the water from fountains and swimming pools in the homes. Public has to fully cooperate with the Government of the Punjab as cooperated to control corona virus, he concluded.

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