LAHORE - Executive District Officer (EDO) Health Dr Fayyaz Ahmad Ranjha has urged all the public and private universities, departments, companies and residents of the City to arrange anti-dengue spray locally. He said that Health Department of the City District Government had already launched a 27-day fumigation campaign from October 7 across the City but it was impossible to fumigate all the private residences, public and private offices and institutions and other buildings. Therefore, it is also duty as well as moral obligation of the citizens to spray their private buildings. They should also inform the authorities concerned about mosquito ditches, which could not be fumigated. In a public massage as 'Dengue Awareness campaign issued here on Friday he described the symptoms of dengue fever including high fever, severe body pain, itching, red spots, bleeding from different body parts and pain in the eyes. He further advised to properly cover the pots of water, bath buckets and drums etc as preventive measure. He further advised to use coils, spray bedrooms and bathrooms of the houses to kill mosquitoes to avoid chances of dengue and malaria. He informed that dengue virus affects from 6:00am to 9:00am and from 4:00pm to 10:00pm. He prescribed the patients to use Paracetamol only during the fever and before the symptoms appear but never use Disprin. Awareness campaign against dengue virus The Punjab Health Department on Friday decided to launch an awareness campaign against the dengue virus at mass level to provide information on symptoms, precautionary measures and treatment to people. Chairing a meeting, Secretary Health Punjab Fawad Hassan Fawad directed experts of Institute of Public Health to prepare and submit a mass awareness plan within two days. The Health Department will distribute 15 million pamphlets door to door and a special publicity campaign would be launched through print and electrometric media. The secretary health directed the dean of IPH to start research and study on dengue mosquitoes and prepare solid recommendation so that a consolidated strategy could be formulated on scientific grounds on the disease. He directed EDOs health to remain in close contact with district governments for disposal of waste, garbage from public places and ensure mosquito spray. He directed the IPH to immediately send expert teams to the affected areas of Lahore, Rawalpindi and Chakwal for proper investigation. He added arrangements for Eliza test would be provided in all DHQ hospitals very soon. He directed the EDOs to ensure fumigation at railway stations, bus terminals, godowns and parks.