Ombudsman directs CDA to ensure dengue spray

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Zubair Qureshi

The Federal Ombudsman while taking notice of the outbreak of dengue had took notice on Sept 29, 2022 and directed the Ministry of the National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination and the Capital Development Authority to present an action plan to eliminate large scale of prevalence of dengue in ICT.

The Chairman CDA has presented its Action Plan to meet this menace in Islamabad and adjoining areas.

The CDA submitted that 1177 cases of dengue including 910 in Islamabad have been reported so far and most affected areas are G-7,G-6 and G-11. It also stated that most of the dengue larva was found in the areas of G-6, G-7, F-6,F-7, I-9 and I-8 Sectors. CDA also reported that 38 teams are working to identify hotspots & sprays, whereas 12 vehicles with 72 spray machines are working day and night in the Dengue Eradication Campaign.

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