LAHORE – A schedule has been planned in connection with anti-dengue campaign for Town Municipal Administration, Ravi Town.

The staff of spray and cleanliness will work in streets actively. Camps would be set up in all union councils of Ravi Town on September 2 where walk led by UC’s secretaries would be arranged. Awareness pamphlets regarding dengue and dengue kits would be distributed among the people on this occasion.

This was stated by Member National Assembly and Dengue Response Committee Ravi Town chairman Malik Riaz while presiding over a meeting at Town Office, on Wednesday. Member Provincial Assembly Rana Iqbal, Kiran Dar, Sakina Shaheen, Ravi Town TMO and secretaries of 19 union councils attended the meeting.

The meeting was told that one patient of dengue had been reported in Ravi Town who was under treatment in Mayo Hospital and spray had been carried out around the surrounding of his house. The chairman was told that 120 lady health workers resident of Shahdara had been assigned duties by the health department who would inform the people about preventive measures from dengue by visiting door-to-door.

He was told that the visited houses would be marked on the door so that it could be known that the house had been visited. The meeting was told the women belonging of national programme had also been assigned duties of anti-dengue. All schools incharges had been bound to ensure cleanliness in the schools.

Instructions had been issued to dry the water in school gardens, ponds and destroy the grass on roofs. Pamphlets regarding dengue awareness have been distributed among the school children whereas zero period is also taken in all schools. Chairman was informed that spray on the water in the park of UC-06 and cold storages has been carried out.

Malik Riaz directed the cleanliness and spray staff to keep the stock of spray powder. He disclosed that walks would be held in 19 union councils of Ravi Town on September 2 in which 50 thousand pamphlets whereas 600 dengue kits would be distributed in every union council.

Meanwhile, MPA and Emergency Dengue Response Committee Aziz Bhatti Town chairman Haji Allah Rakha said work was continuing on war footing at Aziz Bhatti Town to defeat dengue virus and, on the directive of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif arrangements have been finalized to observe anti-dengue day with enthusiasm on 2nd September.

He expressed these views while addressing a meeting held in connection with anti-dengue campaign in Town Municipal Administration Office at Cantt courts. MPA Mian Naveed Anjum, Town Coordinator, Town Municipal Administrator Syed Aman Anwar Qidwai, Town Municipal Officer Mirza Muzaffar Baig and officers of all concerned departments also present on the occasion.

Addressing the meeting, Haji Allah Rakha said that officers of all departments, their staff, elected representatives and political workers were continuing anti-dengue campaign vigorously. He said anti-dengue camping could be made success through collective effort and team work, not by a single individual and institution. He said success could only be achieved through collective efforts. He said that graveyards, tyre shops, nurseries, empty houses, educational institutions, parks and similar places of the town could be protected from dengue larvae breeding places for which inspection was being made and process of eradication was continuing.

Haji Allah Rakha said the experience of previous year provided us a big knowledge based as a result of which the strength of dengue virus had been decreased to a great degree due to specific interest of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

He expressed hope that dengue virus would be completely eradicated as a result of steps taken by the Punjab government. The officers of various departments informed about the performance of their respective departments on the occasion.