Punjab scales up larviciding in dengue hotspots

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Secretary Sarah Aslam initiated a special dengue larviciding campaign in hotspot areas of the provincial metropolis.

The P&SH Secretary informed that she herself is continuously monitoring dengue dashboard.

She said that hotspot areas are under constant monitoring and teams have been directed to eliminate dengue larva in identified areas of the provincial metropolis.

The secretary said, “We have scaled up larvacidal activities in selected union councils of the City based on data from the dashboard.

There is need to enhance surveillance in certain areas and our special focus is on red zones. Negligence on dengue control shall not be tolerated.

Eliminating larva before Monsoon season is extremely important. Teams have been directed to enhance efforts to eliminate dengue larva throughout the province.”

She appealed to people to keep their homes clean and cooperate with dengue surveillance teams.

She added that anti dengue activities, especially indoor surveillance, was not possible without the support of the people.

The Secretary said that testing facility of suspected patients are available at Public sector facilities. In case of queries, people may contact Healthline 1033 to get information on dengue.

 

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