Rawalpindi - District Government Rawalpindi under the directives of Chief Minister Punjab, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has chalked out “Micro Plan” to implement and monitor dengue control activities  of all related government departments and organizations in Rawalpindi.

The responsibilities of concerned departments had been categorically  defined in Micro Plan and performance of all concerns would be evaluated  on daily basis to overcome this fatal disease.

This was stated by Advisor for Health to Chief Minister Punjab Khawaja Salman Rafique while presiding over a meeting held at Commissioner office, here on Friday.

The Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Zahid Saeed and DCO Sjjad Zafar  Daal were present on the occasion along with senior officers of Rawalpindi Division. The details of Dengue Control Micro Plan were shared by the DCO, Rawalpindi Sajad Zafar Daal and briefed about the activities of government departments for eradication of dengue larvae.

Khawaja Salman Rafique underlined the core responsibility of every government department and said that government has given top priority to overcome dengue and keeping in view the prevalence of dengue in high risk areas special teams had been constituted to remain present in most effected Union Councils.

He said that high risk areas had been kept under strict surveillance so that immediate remedial measures should be adapted for elimination of larvae. It was informed that carpet fogging also continued in affected localities of Gawalmandi, Dhoke Ratta, Javed Colony, Chamanzar Colony, Mohanpura, Arjunnazgar, Hazar Colony and adjoining areas.

The Health Advisor said that he would stationed in Rawalpindi to personally review anti-dengue measures and inspect the hospitals and affected areas. He ensured for the provision of required funds for dengue patients’ medicines.

A control room has been set up in EDO Health office, in Khayaban e Sir Syed, where health officials had been deputed and any one can visit and contact on telephone No 051-4931965 in case of any emergency or seeking information about dengue control activities.

The meeting also discussed that separate dengue beds along with required medicines had been allocated in teaching hospitals of the city including Holy Family, District Headquarter and Benazir Bhutto Hospitals.