Govt determined to wipe out Dengue: Salman

Rawalpindi—Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique Wednesday said that Punjab government was determined to completely wipe out dengue larvae.
Presiding over a meeting to review dengue control measures here at Railway Headquarters he said nothing is more precious than human life, so zero tolerance would be shown in dengue control activities.
Khawaja said that district governments and provincial department were regularly monitoring anti-dengue activities to ensure effective control of dengue.
He said since the government was providing maximum resources and facilitating the departments therefore, no negligence by any department would be tolerated.
He said the provincial government was fully active and closely watching the performance of all stakeholders.
He said that last year there were dengue patients reported in Rawalpindi but due to extraordinary arrangements in hospitals lives of dengue patients were saved.
He said there was a need to be vigilant and alert to control dengue mosquito breeding. He said besides taking anti-dengue measures, a vigorous public awareness campaign is also essential for effective community participation. He directed that all necessary steps be taken to control dengue in Rawalpindi district.
Earlier, Divisional Superintendent Malik Abdul Malik briefed the Advisor regarding the indoor and outdoor dengue surveillance activities being carried out in Railway colony adjacent to railway station. Besides he told the meeting that seven teams comprising four doctors were carrying out surveillance at station and the surrounding areas.—APP

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