Islamabad - Chairman Capital Development Authority, Maroof Afzal has directed the concerned formations of the CDA to take all possible preventive measure to overcome the threats of dengue virus in the federal capital. The preventive measures include awareness campaign, spray at possible breeding of dengue larva and its growth which the CDA would ensure in collaboration with other organisations.

A meeting was held here at CDA headquarters here on Sunday. Director General Administration and senior officers of concerned formations of the authority, and representative of Islamabad city administration and Rawalpindi health department also participated in the meeting.

The concerned officers of municipal administration, sanitation directorate, environment wing, water management wing and public relations department were directed to ensure proper sanitation system, removal of shrubs and wild bushes and repair/maintenance of sewerage and water supply lines in the city as well as carrying out awareness campaign. The meeting decided that CDA would remain alert against the anti-dengue virus campaign.

The CDA would take all possible preventive measures against the dengue during the ongoing monsoon season with more effective strategy. Due to the effective measures and proper planning, dengue virus remained under control as compared with other cities of the country, said a press release.

The CDA had been taking all preventive measures through public awareness campaign, as more than 14,600 broachers and 200,000 pamphlets have been distributed among the masses while more than 500 banners inscribed with preventive steps against the dengue virus are also being displayed in prominent locations in the federal capital. 

On this occasion, it was directed that a comprehensive and more effective public awareness drive against the dengue disease would be launched. The chairman directed for an aggressive awareness campaign and maximum preventive measures would be introduced among the masses to ensure control over the dengue virus.

The need for necessary training and education of the anti-dengue staff was also urged. Member Administration and Estate, Amer Ahmed Ali directed health services and enforcement directorate to overcome breeding of the dengue virus and asked that the owners of shops, bakeries, restaurants, tyre shops be conveyed to take all preventive measures against the dengue virus otherwise stern action would be taken against them without any discrimination under the municipal bylaws so that the residents of the capital city could be protected from the deadly virus.

He also directed the effective monitoring system would be evolved to check the results of the measures and collaboration in this regard.

He also called for coordination with the other government departments to make this campaign a success.

On this occasion, Director General Administration and senior officers of the Authority were present. Representative of Islamabad City administration and Rawalpindi Health Department also attended the meeting.