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Punjab govt directs to lodge FIR over discovery of dengue larvae

RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government has directed police to lodge a first information report (FIR) against those from whose properties dengue larvae were detected.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has directed to launch an anti-dengue campaign in Rawalpindi from March 11, after the district health officers (DHOs) found dengue larvae in the city recently.

The provincial government has formed mobile teams and divided districts into sectors. It has directed DHOs to conduct a door-to-door anti-dengue campaign.

Those areas have been placed in category 1 from where most of the dengue larvae were detected in 2018.

Weekly meetings on anti-dengue campaign and updates will be held, while fumigation campaigns will be carried out in April across the province. Additional staff may also be hired, if need be.

Read More: Dengue larvae found in Rawalpindi

The Potohar Town deputy DHO on Friday said 180 anti-dengue surveillance teams were tracing dengue larvae and eradicating them.

On March 5, Deputy District Officer (DDO) Dr Zeeshan Zafar had said that dengue larvae was found at four houses in Pirwadahi area, Rawalpindi.

Dr Zeeshan Zafar had said strict monitoring had been carried out at adjacent houses to eliminate the larvae breeding.

He had said that people stored water in open drums in Pirwadahi area which helped breeding of dengue.

The DDO had said that standard operating procedures about anti-dengue were being implemented in letter and spirit and surveillance had been extended in Rawal Town area to control the threat of dengue.

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