An anti-dengue campaign in rawalpindi commenced from 11th March, in accord with the report of district health officers (DHOs) that found dengue larvae in the metropolitan.
Keeping in view, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has directed police for first information report (FIR) against those from whose properties dengue larvae were detected.
To combat the rising menace, the regional government shaped mobile teams and divided districts into sectors. Weekly meetings on anti-dengue campaign and updates will be held, while sterilization campaigns will be carried out in April across the province.
Dr Zeeshan Zafar, Deputy District Officer (DDO) said that dengue larvae on 5th March was found at four houses in Pirwadahi area, Rawalpindi. To eliminate the virus, stern monitoring had been carried out at contiguous houses, people stored water in open drums in pretentious area which helped breeding of dengue.
The DDO further added that standard operating procedures about anti-dengue were being executed in letter and spirit and scrutiny had been prolonged in Rawal Town area to control the threat of dengue.