ISLAMABAD: On the special directive of Chief Commissioner Hamid Ali Khan, District Health Office of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration had launched special anti-gastroenteritis drive in the rural areas. Chief Commissioner Hamid Ali Khan had directed the district health authorities to ensure all possible preventive measures against gastro, diarrhea and other monsoon dieses in the rural area. District health officer Dr Amirzada Khan dispatched special mobile teams headed by doctors to the far-flung rural area for medical coverage of the rural population and vaccination against the seasonal diseases. The DHO informed that 350 Lady Health Workers (LHW) were visiting door to door in far-flung areas to create awareness regarding hygienic and sanitation and carrying out vaccinations in the area. Meanwhile, Chief Commissioner Hamid Ali Khan along with Deputy Commissioner Amer Ali Ahmad visited slum settlements in G-7and I-9 area and reviewed the preventive arrangements made in connection with monsoon rains. The Deputy Commissioner informed that rescue teams had been put on alert in the wake of recent rains, which were regularly visiting low-lying areas, including slum areas. He informed that some affected families of slum settlements of G-7 and I-9 had been shifted to nearby school buildings where the families were being provided food and medical facilities. Medical dispensaries had also been set up to ensure medical cover against gastro and other seasonal diseases. Water level in the dams was also being monitored and gradual release of water from dams was being ensured after taking the pre-cautionary measures in place. People living around Korang nullah and other low-lying areas had also been informed for shifting to the safer places. Chief Commissioner directed rescue teams to remain fully alert to deal with any situation and co-ordination among all concerned departments be ensured.