Lahore: The Punjab Minister for Labour and Manpower Raja Ashfaq Sarwar has directed all concerns to reinforce their efforts for dengue control in Rawalpindi and the performance of each department engaged in this task will be reviewed separately to fill the gaps besides carrying out extensive follow-ups to irradiate larvae still found inside the buildings.
He issued these directives in a meeting held in the office of Commissioner Rawalpindi on Saturday to review anti-dengue activities. The Commissioner Rawalpindi Zahid Saeed, DCO Sajad Zafar Daal, elected representatives and PML (N) party ticket holders Malik Ibrar Ahmed, Asfanyar Bhandara, Dr. Jamal Nasir, Raja Muhammad Hanif, Raja Ateeq Sarwar, Malik Shakeel Awan, Mirza Mansoor Baig, Haji Pervaiz Khan, Engineer, Qamar ul Islam, Shaukat Janjua, Rahat Quddusi, Mirza Mansoor Baig, Zaib un Nisa, Lubna Rehan, Sobia Satti, officers of administration and representatives of government departments and organizations attended the meeting.
Raja Ashfaq Sarwar admired the efforts of all government departments and officers of administration for dengue control measures and asked the elected representatives to active participate in the public awareness activities because after the downward trend in temperature, most of the dengue larvae had been found in the houses which needs to be irradiated by joint efforts of health authorities and inhabitants. He also stressed for initiating community orientation activities to aware general public about dengue control methods.
The Commissioner Rawalpindi said on the occasion said that dengue larvae surveillance activities had been enhanced with the close coordination of district, town and cantonment administrations. He also analyzes the figures of dengue affected people with previous year and said that in order to combat dengue collective efforts had been made by mobilizing all available resources.
District Officer, Health Dr. Khalid Randhawa presented a briefing about the latest position of dengue prevalence in Rawalpindi and said that all indicators reflected downward trend of dengue and we had foxed on high risk union councils by conducing constant visits and undertaking all possible measures to control dengue. The participants of meeting also gave their suggestions in this regard.