Lahore: Anti-Dengue Day will be observed on September 02 throughout the province for complete elimination of dengue. Special seminars and walks will be held on this day all over the province. Special cleanliness campaign will be launched for eliminating breeding places of dengue in which officers and officials of all government departments, representatives of civil society and Assembly Members will participate.
This was stated by Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique while presiding over a meeting for reviewing the arrangements for anti-dengue day in his office today. Member National Assembly Pervaiz Malik, Members Punjab Assembly Ch. Shahbaz, Hafiz Mian Nauman, Special Secretary Health Dawood Breach, Commissioner Lahore Jawad Rafique, Additional Secretary Information and Culture Tahir Raza Hamdani, Director General Health Punjab Dr. Nisar Ahmad Cheema, Director General Public Relations Punjab Athar Ali Khan, Additional Director General Vector Born Diseases Dr. Jaffar Ilyas and other concerned officers attended the meeting. The meeting was told that elected representatives, dengue volunteers, boy scouts, officials of civil defense, students and representatives of civil society will create awareness about dengue among the people by visiting door to door. Dengue volunteers, workers of NGOs and other people will distribute on roads pamphlets and handbills carrying preventive measures from dengue.
Flex sign boards and banners are being displayed for public awareness in cities regarding anti-dengue day. Information and Culture Department will arrange stage dramas and music shows with the cooperation of Punjab Arts Council and Lahore Arts Council on September 02 and the artists of famous drama “AINAK WALA JIN” will present special drama about dengue. In addition, wide publicity campaign about eradication of dengue has been launched through print and electronic media. Khawaja Salman Rafique appealed to the people to take active part in the activities of anti-dengue day in their respective areas as dengue problem can be overcome through full public participation.