RAWALPINDI – Punjab Health Advisor Khawaja Salman Rafique has said that government is determined to curb dengue and in this respect has approved recruitment of 1067 dengue workers for Rawalpindi.
He said this while chairing a conference arranged for special analysis of dengue eradication arrangements in Commissioner Office Rawalpindi.
The Health Advisor said on the occasion that micro plan to eradicate dengue from Rawalpindi has also been prepared, which is now, with the coordination of Health Department and all other relevant government institutions, passing through the realization process.
Salman Rafique further said that in this dengue season, mistakes of past will not be repeated and in the light of previous experience of dealing with dengue, health and other relevant departments are keeping strict eye over dengue larva and fulfilling their responsibilities in a best way for its containment.
He told that Punjab Government is providing funds for all the arrangements to curb dengue including the human resources and hopes that all departments with mutual collaboration will give the better results.
On this occasion Commissioner Rawalpindi Zahid Saeed said that district administration is filly focused on dengue and taking steps to contain the larva breeding on emergency basis.
He said that better facilities have been provided in hospitals comparing to last year for better treatment of dengue patients.
He said that dengue control guidelines have widely propagated for public awareness. “I know that the district and provincial government’s role is of key significance but I will also urge the people to play their role in elimination of dengue virus”, the commissioner added.
The conference was also attended by Additional General Health Services Dr. Zafar Ul Islam, DCO Sajid Zafar, EDO Health Khalid Randhawa, DHO Dr. Rafique and other officers of government institutions and departments.