Lahore: Punjab Minister for Labour & Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar has said that dengue eruption is feared as the monsoon season is setting in, therefore, all government departments and general public should be on the alert and work with attention and close coordination to remove all possible breeding grounds of dengue larvae. He said that dengue can only be eliminated with coordinated and combined efforts because dengue is our common enemy, therefore every single individual and government departments should discharge their responsibilities for the elimination of dengue with devotion and diligence.
He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting held at the Commissioner Office to review anti dengue steps taken by various government departments. MNA Raja Javed Ikhals, senior PML (N) leaders Sardar Nasim and Shakil Awan, MPAs Zaibun Nisa Awan, Tehseen Fawad, Lubna Rehan, Engineer Qamar ul Islam and Shaukat Aziz Bhatti, ADC (G) Talat Mehmud Gondal and senior officers of Health, Education, Agriculture, Environment and other departments were also present on the occasion.
Punjab Minister for Labour & Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar said that as per media reports confirmed dengue positive cases has been reported in Swat that is a matter of concern, therefore all government departments should review their anti dengue steps on a war footing and improve their responsibilities given to them under anti dengue campaign and make them result oriented. He said that cleanliness on IJP road and in Sabzi Mandi should be improved and CDA and the concerned departments of Rawalpindi should make a joint strategy for this purpose.
Various government departments briefed the meeting about their anti dengue steps. A representative of Rawalpindi Health department told the meeting that no confirmed dengue positive cases has been reported in Rawalpindi district so far but there is a need that all concerned departments should make their anti dengue steps result oriented and more effective. MD, Rawalpindi Waste Management Company told the meeting that de-silting of eleven large nullahs of Rawalpindi will be completed by the next week