Rawalpindi administration to deal dengue with iron hands: Commissioner

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Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Noorul Amin Mengal along with Station Commander Salman Nazar while reviewing the anti-dengue activities said that Islamabad, Rawalpindi Administration and Cantonment Board have to come up with a comprehensive survey plan in the next one week.

He said this plan should do mapping and fix responsibility for everyone. Also provide the updated list of focal persona for each department who needs to be more and more focused for said purpose, he added.

The Commissioner was addressing the participants of the weekly review meeting of the District Emergency Response Committee at the Commissioner’s Office on Wednesday.

Shahryiar Khan ICT, Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Tahir Farooq, Additional Commissioner Saif Anwar Jappah, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Headquarters) Marzia Saleem, Chief Executive Officer Health Dr. Faiza Kanwal and Dr. Sajjad Haider, Regional Diagnostic Focal Program attended the meeting.

Noorul Amin Mengal said that there is no limit for mosquitoes so we have to come out of this jurisdiction debate and come up with a comprehensive plan.

He directed that dengue should be dealt with iron hands for which it is necessary to take precautionary measures before time. Dire need is to increase the process of eradicating larvae as much as possible.

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