RAWALPINDI: The dengue larvae have been detected in 224 parts of the city and cantonment areas, a meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner Chaudhry Mohammad Ali Randhawa was informed on Tuesday.
As per details, Punjab health department teams visited 49,226 homes and 40,506 public sites and found dengue larvae in 224 places.
The meeting was called to review the performance of health department teams, and was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Saima Younas, District Health Officer Dr Naveed Akram and other senior officials from civic bodies.
Earlier in April, the former federal health minister Aamer Mehmood Kiani announced that public hospitals will provide free healthcare services to dengue patients this year.
Addressing an anti-dengue awareness campaign, Aamer Mehmood Kiani urged the masses to take preventive measures to avoid dengue outbreak. The minister asked the people to properly cover water pots in their homes and clear away stagnant water in their areas.
He urged the masses to follow the instructions provided by the experts about tyre and scrap shops, while asking people to visit hospitals immediately as any symptom of the disease appear on their body.
Kiani said that the health department had launched a door-to-door campaign to create awareness among the masses about dengue. He asked the masses to cooperate the officials to eradicate dengue.