Efforts underway to eradicate dengue: CEO

RAWALPINDI: Chief Executive Officer District Health Authority (DHA) Dr Fayyaz Ahmed Butt Wednesday said that all resources are being utilized for dealing with spread of Dengue and concerned departments are fully mobilized.

Presiding over a meeting to review prevailing dengue situation and measures taken for eradication of this menace, he said that in wake of dengue outbreak in Peshawar, the DHA has declared the Pashto speaking localities high risk areas vulnerable for spread of dengue.

Butt said as large number of people daily come from Peshawar and visit, the Pashto speaking localities of Pirwadhai, Fauji colony, Dhoke Hassu, Westridge and Kohinoor mills areas have been declared high risk areas.

The CEO said fogging and surveillance has been lengthened in these areas while anti dengue spray is also being carried out at bus terminals.

He said dengue is under control in Rawalpindi and health department is on high alert to cope with any situation.

Dr Fayyaz called upon the residents to keep an eye on junkyards, schools and under construction buildings which lead to spread of dengue larvae and leave no place wet or with stagnant water.