RDA making efforts to raise awareness against dengue

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On the directives of Chairman, Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) Tariq Mehmood Murtaza, the department is making efforts to raise awareness against dengue.

According to RDA spokesman, a walk on dengue control and prevention was organized here on Saturday with an aim to raise awareness against the disease.

The Director Admin & Finance RDA, Asif Mehmood Janjua, Deputy Director Finance, Khawaja Arshad Javed, Deputy Director Admin, Iftikhar Ali, Deputy Director Building Control, Atif Mehmood, Deputy Director IT, Dawood Khalid and other RDA officers and staff participated in the walk.

The DG RDA has urged the RDA staff members to ensure cleanliness of the office and their homes.

He said awareness played a key role in the fight against dengue because prevention was far better than cure.

He stressed the need for collective as well as individual efforts along with collaboration of all the stakeholders for the awareness, implementation and control of any epidemic.

He also highlighted ways to control various developmental stages of dengue from its eggs to larva and full grown mosquitoes.

He advised the citizens to remove stagnant water so that dengue larvae could be prevented.

On severe violations, strict action in accordance with the law is being taken against the violators and FIRs are also being lodged, he added.

He informed that the authority would continue its efforts against dengue.

Later, the pamphlets were also distributed among the citizens on Murree road.

 

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