Govt, citizens should join hands to control dengue, implement preventive measures: Tahira

Anti-Dengue Day observed

Staff Reporter

Rawalpindi—On the instructions of Punjab Government, like other districts, Anti-Dengue Day was observed in Rawalpindi and various activities were held in city and cantt. areas of Rawalpindi including seminars, walks, cleaning of o government offices, different areas and removal of solid waste.
TMA Rawal Town organized a seminar and a walk for creating awareness about anti-dengue steps and measures and efforts of the government departments for controlling dengue. MNA Begum Tahira Aurangzaib, PML (N ) leader Sardar Naseem, Haji Pervaiz Khan, Malik Shakeel Awan, Zia Ullah Shah, MPAs Raja Hanif Advocate, Malik Iftikhar Ahmed, Lubna Rehan, Tehseen Fawad, Zaib un Nisa Awan, DCO Rawalpindi Tallat Mehmood Gondal, Administrator TMA/ADC(G) Nazia Perveen Sudhan, EDO (Education) Qazi Zahoor UlHaq,DO Civil Defense Sanjeeda Khanam, District Heads, other officers of various government departments and large number of people attended the seminar and thereafter walk to mark the Anti dengue day and highlight the steps and pre-cautionary measures to control dengue effectively.
Addressing the anti-dengue seminar of TMA Rawal Town, MNA Begum Tahira Aurrangzaib said that government departments and citizens should join hands to control dengue and implement anti-dengue measures alongwith adopting necessary pre-cautions in this respect. She added that the objective of observing anti-dengue day is to make the people aware about measures to control dengue along with involving them to play active role in this respect by maintaining environment in and around their houses neat and clean. She said that Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif took very effective and coordinative efforts in all district of Punjab wherever dengue got spread during previous years and the same practice of the previous years is still ongoing with the spirit of fighting against the dengue.
Raja Hanif Advocate MPA addressing on this occasion underlined the need of maintaining the environment in the whole city neat and clean along with ensuring lifting of solid waste, cleanliness, removal of rainy water for low lying areas and not allowing water stagnant anywhere.
Sardar Naseem on this occasion said that effective measures have been ensured for checking and controlling dengue in Rawalpindi and local bodies newly elected representatives have also been engaged in anti-dengue campaign besides monitoring and surveillance teams to ensure anti-dengue steps by visiting house to house at union council level. DCO Rawalpindi Tallat Mehmood Gondal said that an hectic and aggressive campaign and efforts have been initiated to control dengue at the early stage of current monsoon rains.
He added that dozens of FIRs have been lounged against trade centers, tyre shops, hotels, and commercial centers and industrial units etc. wherefrom dengue larva is found and people are not properly giving attention towards taking anti-dengue steps. He further said that all SOPs set for the controlling of dengue by the government would be implemented very strictly and negligence on part of anyone would not be ignored and would be treated with zero tolerance.
MPAs Raja Hanif Advocate, Lubna Rehan, Zaib-un- Nisa, Tehseen Fawad also participated seminar held in Industrial Home of Social Welfare Department in Shamsabad Rawalpindi. EDO Social Welfare Muhammad Aslam Matla, Manager Sannat Zar Muhammad Waseem, representatives of education department, health, and NGOs office bearers, social workers and citizens attended the seminar and anti-dengue awareness walk. Similarly, a walk was also held in Khayaban-e- Sir Syed under the auspices of Health Department. MPA Lubna Rehan also addressed a seminar held in Gov.

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