No Negligence Will Be Tolerated in Anti-Dengue Campaign: Minister Labour & Human Resource


Provincial Minister for Labour and Human Resource Ansar Majeed Khan has said that no delay and negligence should be shown in the ongoing campaign for eradication of dengue. Due to timely steps taken by the government and solid planning adopted by all concerned departments along with complete cooperation of people, the province has come out of dengue’s alarming position. We need to adopt persistent struggle till its complete elimination, he stressed. He expressed these views while addressing during the anti-dengue teams review meeting at district Sargodha. Deputy Commissioner Asia Gul, ADCR Cap. (R) Shoib Ali, CO Health Dr. M. Riaz, DHO Dr. Sohail Asghar Qazi and concerned officers of various departments were also present during the meeting. Ansar Majeed stated that important means of dengue prevention is to adopt preventive measures and government is determined to eradicate dengue disease. Vigorous steps have been taken for the provision of timely treatment and better facilities to the patients. On this occasion it was informed that 6355 dengue cases have been reported during current year in the district in which 17 cases have been declared suspicious while 166 cases have been declared confirmed. Highest number of 2555 cases have been reported from district Sargodha in which five cases were suspicious and 50 confirmed cases surfaced. It was also informed that 32 cases have been reported during one week across the district in which one case was declared suspicious while two cases were declared confirmed. 334 indoor teams conducted survey of 60825 houses across the district while 167 outdoor teams conducted survey of 12449 places and dengue larva was reported positive from seven different places. 190 notices have also been issued on surfacing of dengue larva during current year. Four places have been sealed for not adopting preventive measures while FIRs against twelve were registered while one person has also been arrested. 1254 awareness sessions have also been conducted for the citizens about dengue. Similarly, 52 applications have also been redressed on being received by DVR. Deputy Commissioner Asia Gul directed to continue holding meetings of district emergency response and tehsil committees on daily basis. She said that dengue mosquito will die its natural death the moment mercury drops below 16 degrees Celsius. All departments will have to continue their preventive activities till the dropping of temperature and no negligence, lethargy or inefficiency will be tolerated in this regard, she warned.