Dengue sit­u­a­tion in Rawalpindi un­der con­trol: Ash­faq

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - 04:15 01:30 05:30 09:00 STAFF REPORTER

RAWALPINDI—Min­is­ter for Labour and Man­power Raja Ash­faq Sar­war has said that Dengue sit­u­a­tion in Rawalpindi is un­der con­trol at the mo­ment, how­ever, pres­ence of larva in over­head, un­der­ground wa­ter tanks, Junk­yards, grave­yards, un­der con­struc­tion build­ings and open plots is a mat­ter for concern and all con­cerned de­part­ments and or­ga­ni­za­tions should dis­charge their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to tackle the sit­u­a­tion ef­fi­ciently.

He is­sued th­ese di­rec­tives while pre­sid­ing fort­nightly meet­ing of Dengue pre­ven­tive and con­trol held in the com­mit­tee room of Com­mis­sioner of­fice, Rawalpindi. DCO Rawalpindi Talat Mehmood Gon­dal, As­sis­tant Com­mis­sion­ers, Isphan­yar Bhan­dara MNA , Raja Muham­mad Hanif, Zaib un NIsa Awan, So­bia Satti, MPAs, Sar­dar mum­taz Khan, Ma­lik Sha­keel Awan, Haji Pervez Khan, Mirza Man­soor Baig, Raja Atiq Sar­war, Shoukat Jan­jua, Hafiz Us­man, Ra­hat Ma­sood Qu­doosi, Directeor Local Gov­ern­ment and Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment Mian Na­jeeb As­lam and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of other de­part­ments at­tended the meet­ing.

Raja Ash­faq Sar­war asked to en­sure de-silt­ing of all nul­las, elim­i­na­tion of wild growth and lift­ing of garbage from open plots be­fore moon soon sea­son set in. He also di­rected to in­clude dengue larva data of Gu­jar Khan, Wah Cantt, Tax­ila and other join­ing ar­eas in the re­port. He also di­rected for up load­ing cor­rect data of dengue larva pres­ence on dash­board so that proper re­me­dial mea­sures be adopted.

DCO, Rawalpindi said that gov­ern­ment de­part­ments hav­ing poor per­for­mance of dengue larva de­tec­tion had been warned to im­prove their per­for­mance in ac­cord­ing to the tasks in­di­cated in the SOP. Di­rec­tor Local Gov­ern­ment Mian Na­jeeb As­lam in­formed in the meet­ing that ad­di­tional teams for sur­veil­lance had been de­puted in Rawalpindi. EDO Health Dr. Ar­shad Sabir briefed about the per­for­mance of govt. de­part­ment about dengue con­trol.

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