Lahore—Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Punjab Shamail Ahmad Khawaja has directed to supply anti-dengue mosquito insecticide “deltamethrine 5%” to the high risk districts of the province wthout further delay. The high risk districts include: Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad and Multan. The ACS also issued instructions to carry out indoor residual spray in each and every such household the owner of which demands anti-dengue spray in his house by contacting his relevant Town Municipal Administration.
The ACS was presiding over a video link conference on dengue prevention and control held here at Civil Secretariat Lahore on Werdnesday.
Commissioners and DCOs of the all five high risk districts were present on the video link to apprise the provincial authorities of their laravae-cidal activities and arrangements of disposal of stagnant rainy water in open spaces.
Secretary Environmental Protection Department Iqbal Muhammad Chauhan, Secretary I&C Farasat Iqbal, Special Secretary Local Government & Community Development Ms Sarah Aslam, Special Secretary Schools Education Imran Sikandar Baloach, Additional Secretary Finance Abdul Samad, Additional Secretary Auqaf Muhammad Shafiq Ahmed, Additional Secretary (Technical) Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Dr. Salman Shahid, Additional Director General Health Services (Dengue Control Programme) Dr. Fayyaz Butt, Incharge Chief Minister’s Dengue Research Cell Dr. Waseem Akram and DCO Lahore Capt.Retd. Muhammad Usman attended the conference.