RAWALPINDI, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 24th August, 2016) : Advisor to the Punjab Chief Minister on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique Wednesday expressed satisfaction over anti-dengue activities being carried out by government departments in Rawalpindi. Addressing the concluding session of 22-day long dengue workers workshop here, he said that dengue control activities and surveillance should continue even during the Eid-ul-Azha holidays. He said nothing was precious than human life, and zero tolerance would be shown in dengue control activities.
He said training of the dengue workers would improve their efficiency for case management of dengue. He said field formations of dengue surveillance had also been trained. Khawaja Salman said district governments as well as provincial departments were regularly monitoring anti-dengue activities to ensure effective control of dengue virus. He said since the government was providing maximum resources and facilitating the departments, therefore, no negligence from any department would be allowed.
The provincial government, he said, was fully active and closely watching the performance of all stakeholders. He said last year there were dengue patients reported in Rawalpindi but due to extraordinary arrangements in hospitals lives of hundreds of dengue patients were saved. There was a need to remain vigilant and alert to control dengue mosquito breeding, he added. The advisor said besides taking anti-dengue measures, a vigorous public awareness campaign was also essential for effective community participation. Earlier, Advisor to Chief Minister on Dengue Dr Waseem Akram, District Coordination Officer Rawalpindi and Dr Jamal Nasir spoke also on the occasion.