Efforts underway to eliminate dengue

RAWALPNDI: Deputy Commissioner Talat Gondal Tuesday directed the health officials that surveillance activities for tracing of dengue larvae and its eradication be expedited so that its growth may not spread.

Chairing a meeting to review anti-dengue arrangements here at his office, he said all resources are being utilized for eliminating dengue and concerned departments are fully mobilized for carrying out the task.

He directed that anti-dengue regulations be fully implemented and stern action be taken against those failing to comply with the laws.

Gondal called upon the residents to keep an eye on junkyards, schools and under construction buildings which lead to spread of dengue larvae.

He asked the officials to create awareness among house-wives to keep their houses clean and leave no place wet or with stagnant water.

He said a vigorous awareness campaign is essential for effective community participation in this regard.