RAWALPINDI  – Rawalpindi district administration has been directed to utilize all available resources to eliminate dengue larvae from Rawalpindi district.

The authorities concerned have also been instructed to accelerate the ongoing campaign against dengue to save the citizens from the disease. DCO issuing special instructions said that the officers concerned should not sit in the offices for next two weeks as these days were critical and crucial for the flourishment of dengue larvae and the officers concerned should go in the fields to supervise the campaign and monitor the field teams to make this campaign a complete success. Negligence in this regard would not be tolerated at any cost, he added.

According to the city district government spokesman, the DCO has also directed the WASA officials to make utmost efforts to stop the leakage of water pipelines and focus on the places where the water tankers are parked and the proper cleanliness should be conducted and carried out on daily basis. The accumulated rainwater must be cleared especially in the union council Shakrial, Pir Vedhai bus stand, Nawaz Sharif Park and also from all other vulnerable places of the city. The city should be kept clean including government offices on daily basis so that the flourishment of larvae could be stopped.

The campaign to check tyre shops and warehouses should also be accelerated and those who are violating the orders should be dealt in accordance with the law. 

DCO directed the health officials to continue out door and in door surveillance campaign to spread awareness about the precautionary and preventive measures against dengue larvae. Online adds: Member of National Assembly, Malik Abrar Ahmed has said that campaign for prevention against dengue fever has been started in all the educational institutions of Cantonment area. Addressing a seminar in Mughalabad Degree College, Malik Abrar informed that teams comprising students of schools and colleges of the Cantt area have been constituted in order to increase awareness among the citizens regarding precautions against dengue fever. Malik Abrar noted that this step has been taken on the special directives of Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif.