Rawalpindi - Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) has geared up anti-dengue campaign to fight against the disease.

According to a RCB spokesman, the first round of anti-dengue spray covering all main areas of RCB particularly adjacent areas of Nullahs was completed while the second round has been started.

He said fogging activities are also being carried out in different areas of RCB. He informed that RCB has sufficient equipments for fumigation and  fogging activities. 

The spokesman further said that to raise awareness among the cantonment  residents, banners explaining precautionary measures, have been put up while pamphlets would also be distributed.

He informed that an adequate stock of the ‘relevant medicine’ is being made available and will be used in anti-mosquito sprays through hand pumps and fumigation machines. As far as treatment facilities are concerned, he said a special ward with all facilities has been set up at the Cantonment Board Hospital for dengue related emergencies. A comprehensive action plan has also been approved to prevent dengue virus in cantonment area.

According to the plan, this year more aggressive approach is being adopted to cope with the situation and to fight against the dengue virus more effectively.

Under the special instructions of Station Commander and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Cantonment Board, special steps are being taken to control the dengue especially in cantonment area.

He said that all possible precautionary measures to control the dengue virus should be taken.

Campaign to conduct anti-dengue spray in all cantonment areas has been started which will continue till the threat of the disease is over.