Rains likely to increase dengue larvae breeding

Lahore—Advisor Health Punjab Khawaja Salman Rafique Sunday said that due to recent rains, breeding of larvae in dengue breeding spots would increase and large scale efforts were needed for its elimination.
He stated this while presiding over a meeting of cabinet committee on elimination of dengue at Commissioner Office Rawalpindi.
Provincial Secretary Primary & Secondary Health Ali Jan Khan, In-charge Chief Minister’ Dengue Research Cell Ali Jan, Dr. Waseem Akram, Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Azmat Mehmood, DCO Rawalpindi Sajid Zafar Dal and senior officers of provincial departments besides administrative heads of Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Sheikhurpura, Divisional and district heads of government departments participated in the meeting through video link.
The meeting reviewed in detail dengue situation in the province especially Rawalpindi, performance of government departments and institutions, future planning, training of staff, monitoring, appointment against vacant posts, public awareness campaign, indoor and outdoor surveillance and sanitary patrol and performance of dengue workers. —APP

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