Ad­vi­sor dis­sat­is­fied with anti-dengue mea­sures

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - STAFF REPORTER

RAWALPINDI—Ad­vi­sor to Chief Min­is­ter Pun­jab on Health Khawaja Sal­man Rafique Thurs­day ex­pressed dis­sat­is­fac­tion over anti-dengue ac­tiv­i­ties car­ried out by gov­ern­ment de­part­ments in Rawalpindi. Pre­sid­ing over a meet­ing to re­view dengue con­trol mea­sures he warned “if dengue epi­demic pre­vails in Rawalpindi, the con­cerned govt. de­part­ments would be held re­spon­si­ble”. He said noth­ing is more pre­cious than hu­man life, so zero tol­er­ance would be shown in dengue con­trol ac­tiv­i­ties. The Ad­vi­sor di­rected that dengue con­trol ac­tiv­i­ties and sur­veil­lance should con­tinue even dur­ing Eid-ul-Fitr hol­i­days.

He said that Dengue Ex­pert Ad­vi­sory Group has im­parted train­ing to the doc­tors and nurses for case man­age­ment of dengue. He said that field for­ma­tions of dengue sur­veil­lance have also been trained in their field.

Khawaja said that dis­trict gov­ern­ments as well as provin­cial depart­ment was reg­u­larly mon­i­tor­ing anti-dengue ac­tiv­i­ties to en­sure ef­fec­tive con­trol on dengue. He said since the gov­ern­ment is pro­vid­ing max­i­mum re­sources and fa­cil­i­tat­ing the de­part­ments there­fore, no neg­li­gence from any depart­ment would be al­lowed. He said the provin­cial gov­ern­ment is fully ac­tive and closely watch­ing the per­for­mance of all stake­hold­ers. He said that last year there were lot of dengue pa­tients re­ported in Rawalpindi but due to ex­tra­or­di­nary ar­range­ments in hos­pi­tals lives of hun­dreds dengue pa­tients were saved.

He said forecast of heavy mon­soon rains, there is a need to re­main vig­i­lant and alert dur­ing the cur­rent year to con­trol dengue mos­quito breed­ing. He said that be­sides, tak­ing anti-dengue mea­sures, a vig­or­ous pub­lic aware­ness cam­paign is also es­sen­tial for ef­fec­tive com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion. He di­rected that all nec­es­sary steps be taken to con­trol dengue in Rawalpindi dis­trict. Ear­lier, DCO Rawalpindi and con­cerned de­part­ments briefed the Ad­vi­sor re­gard­ing the in­door and out­door dengue sur­veil­lance ac­tiv­i­ties be­ing car­ried out.

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