MULTAN-Keeping in view the threat of Congo Virus, the Solid Waste Management Company has evolved a special plan for the Eidul Azha under which remains of animals will be buried deep in the ditches being dug, especially for this purpose out of city area.

Managing Director Multan Solid Waste Management Company Ahmad Shahryar disclosed on Tuesday that the sanitation plan for the Eid had been finalised to keep the city clean during three days of Eidul Azha. He added that the remains of the sacrificial animals would be lifted with the help of machinery and additional staff and buried in ditches outside the city especially dug for this purpose. He added that the company would also distribute special bags among citizens to put the animal remains in them and hand them over to the sanitation staff. He said that hand carts and drums had been arranged to keep the streets and residential areas clean. “These handcarts and drums will be given to the sanitation staff in each union council,” he added.

Meanwhile, the company launched a special sanitation operation in Shujabad and the staff collected 200 ton trash from different areas of the town. The sanitation operation will continue throughout the ongoing week and after this the same will be launched in Jalalpur Pirwala and Qadirpur Raan areas.

EMERGENCY TO CHECK CONGO VIRUS

The district government enforced on Tuesday emergency to check Congo Virus attack on eve of Eidul Azha as all concerned departments were put on red alert while the town administrations would offer a free kit containing mask and gloves to each citizen coming to cattle market for buying animal.

Addressing a meeting held here on connection with Congo and Dengue control, DCO Nadir Chattha issued order for the establishment of six cattle markets outside city limits besides immediate shifting of all cattle pens outside urban area. He declared that the animals at all markets would be screened and sprayed on daily basis to offer a secure environment to the citizens for animal purchase. He asked the citizens to use masks and gloves while purchasing animals. He said that the livestock department would set up special camps at the entrance of all six animal markets where the animals would be screened. He directed the livestock department to deploy mobile veterinary vans at cattle markets for conducting on spot tests of the animals.

He declared that facilities like generator, medical camp, shelter, drinking water and free fodder for the animals would be offered at the animal markets. The DCO also imposed ban on sale and purchase of animal skins and hides under Section 144 to protect citizens from Congo virus attack.