EPA Inspected 27547 Sites, Seals 163 During Anti-dengue Drive

EPA inspected 27547 sites, seals 163 during anti-dengue drive

RAWALPINDI, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 22th August, 2016) : District Officer Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Azhar Iqbal said Monday that the agency as part of its ongoing anti-dengue drive inspected 27547 sites and sealed 163 premises in different areas of the city during the last six months. The EPA teams visited 27547 sites including 16951 tyre shops and 10596 junkyards. During inspection of dengue breeding sites, the squads issued notices to 107 owners, registered FIR's against 23 violators, confiscated 506 tyres and imposed a fine of Rs 227,120 where SOPs regarding dengue were not being followed.

The district officer said he himself is monitoring dengue breeding points in the city and the whole process is being checked through Punjab Government Dengue Online Android System. He said the squads are visiting various areas and updating dengue progress images and details on Dengue Android Software. He said besides government departments, the general public has to come forward as without their participation the government alone can not eliminate dengue.