RAWALPINDI: Punjab Government has declared the 7 Union Councils of district Rawalpindi as most vulnerable to dengue virus spreading and developing and ordered to form committees for spraying every house of these councils with insecticides on urgent basis.
According to the sources, keeping in view the growing number of dengue patients in the district, 7 Union Councils of Rawalpindi has been declared as at high risk.
The sources informed that last year, from Dhoke Ratta, Mohenpura, Haara Colony, Pirwadahai, Aaria muhalla, Chamanzar Bangash Colony and Khyaban e Sir Syed, a highest number of dengue patients were reported in the government hospitals of Rawalpindi.
It should be reminded that during last year, more than 15,000 patients effected with dengue virus were brought into the different government and private hospitals of the district.
On the advice of provincial government in this respect, 19 committees, under the supervision of EDO health Dr. Khalid Randhawa and DHO Dr. Muhammad Rafique have been formed for door-to-door insecticide spray campaign in these vulnerable areas.
According to the Punjab Government, strong steps under a comprehensive planning will be taken to counter dengue this year and any negligence by the health department staff will not be tolerated. DNA