RAWALPINDI - The public elected representatives, local leaders and workers of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), and district administration are committed to fighting against dengue outbreak and polio in the district.

The polio teams were administering polio vaccine drops to children of less than five-year-old age by visiting door-to-door during the ongoing five-day anti-polio campaign in the district. District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sajid Zafar Dall told this at a meeting held here on Tuesday.

The meeting was informed that the anti-polio campaign was continuing in Rawalpindi in full swing and teams of health, education, social welfare, and civil defence departments and volunteers were administering polio drops to children by visiting house to house.

The participants of the meeting also agreed upon continuation of campaign against profiteers and those selling meat, food items other daily use items ignoring hygienic and quality standards and quality standards.

The meeting was informed that action would also be initiated against those who indulged in throwing debris and garbage in the plots which have been swept and cleaned by the TMA and other organisations.

DO Solid Waste Management Dr Mazhar Azeem informed the meeting that waiting room for passengers at Pirwadhai bus stand has been cleaned and permanent sanitary staff has been deputed there to maintain cleanliness there.

The political leadership lauded the action against slaughterhouses on Indus Road Rawalpindi by AC Cantonment and proposed that vigorous campaign should remain continued against the butchers, slaughterhouses and private slaughter places of the butchers who are involved in slaughtering and selling substandard meat.