LAHORE - Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan has said that dengue surveillance of 34,329 houses has been carried out so far, while indoors spray (IRS) and fogging would be carried out at high-risk union councils on the recommendations of Technical Advisory Committee.
Presiding over Central Emergency Response Committee meeting for dengue on Friday, the minister said: “As a result of timely steps taken by the Punjab government, the number of high-risk union councils has been reduced from 24 to 19.”
He added that pamphlets, brochures and household materials would be distributed in very house in order to increase awareness of the people with regard to dengue fever.
Health Khalil Tahir Sindhu, Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan, Food Minister Bilal Yasin, lawmakers top babus and medics attended the meeting.
The minister said that government machinery has been activated, throughout the province, to ensure dengue control, while all arrangements, with regard to Anti-Dengue Day, on Sunday 3rd November 2013, have been completed. He said Anti-Dengue day would include awareness walks at the town levels, which would be attended by elected public representatives, District Administrative Officers and representatives of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). The Minister directed Secretary Auqaf to exhort Khatibs of mosques to raise awareness among the people against dengue during their sermons on Friday.