Rainfall Increases Dengue Larvae Spread

Rainfall increases dengue larvae spread

RAWALPINDI, Feb 2 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 02nd Feb, 2017 ) ; Assistant Commissioner City Maleeha Jamal Thursday said that spell of rains in the last week have increased the threat of dengue larvae, and it needed to be tackled on urgent basis as Met office had forecast more rain this the week. Chairing a meeting to review anti-dengue campaign, she directed the Health Department Officials to create awareness among the people to keep their houses clean and leave no place wet or with stagnant water.

She directed the officials to ensure full implementation of anti-dengue regulations and warned that stern action would be taken against those failing to comply with the laws. Maleeha said the residents should keep an eye on junkyards, schools and under construction buildings which lead to spread of dengue larvae. She said a vigorous awareness campaign is essential for effective community participation in that regard. APP/tah/sh/azm