RCB inspects 1440 houses under anti-dengue drive

Rawalpindi—Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB), under anti-dengue drive has inspected 1440 houses and educated the citizens about importance of sanitation, cleanliness and preventive measures against dengue.
Lady health workers during door-to-door campaign visited 1440 houses in Saddar, Quaid-e-Azam Colony, Bakra Mandi, Masrial Road, Chor Chowk, Peshawar Road, Dhoke Banaras, Qadria Colony and Dariyabad areas and educated the community particularly females about preventive measures against the disease.
According to a RCB spokesman, the main focus of the campaign was on public health education. The sanitary staff has been directed to ensure timely cleanliness and proper solid waste disposal in all areas, he added.
RCB teams also visited hotels, restaurants, workshops, tyre shops and junkyards/godowns and informed about dengue and adoption of maximum precautionary measures against dengue. The teams also removed stagnant water and dengue larvae from several breeding sites.
He urged the citizens to adopt precautionary measures and remove stagnant water from their homes and roof tops as most of dengue larvae and adult mosquito is found in air coolers, water drums and scrap items.—APP

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