ISLAMABAD – Islamic International Medical College Trust (IIMCT), Pakistan Railway General Hospital on Friday organised a one day special lecture on “Dengue virus and fever” at
Government College for women, Dhok Mangtal, Rawalpindi. Professor Dr Waseem Ghani of Islamic International Medical College Trust, Pakistan Railway General Hospital has given lecture with presentation on dengue virus and fever to college students and their teacher as well.
It’s a series of awareness community campaign about dengue. Member National Assembly from PML-N Shakeel Ahmed Awan was a chief guest on the occasion.
He informed the audience about provincial government initiatives and action for the dengue prevention and control across the Punjab. Prof Dr Waseem Ghani apprised the participants about dengue virus, causes of dengue, spreading and
ventative measures. At the end, walk against dengue virus was also arranged where Principal and staff of the College, students and representative of Islamic International Medical College, Pakistan Railway General Hospital have participated in it.
Meanwhile, the Rawal Town Municipal Administration (RTMA) will arrange a walk on September 2 (Sunday) to create awareness among the masses about the lethal dengue virus, which claimed several lives in last year. The walk, which is being arranged from Fawara Chowk to Liaquat Bagh in connection with the Anti-Dengue Day, will be attended by the people belonging to all walks of life, including politicians, representatives of trade organisations, students, lawyers, doctors and non-governmental organisations.
Commissioner Imdadullah Bosal has recently directed different departments like cantonment boards, municipal administrations and Pakistan Railways to launch anti-dengue campaigns in their respective areas in all the four districts of Rawalpindi Division to avoid spread of dengue virus in the region.
He also directed the administrations of Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal and Jhelum of Rawalpindi division to make arrangements to observe the anti-dengue day on the directives of Punjab government. Accordingly, District Coordination Officer Rawalpindi Saqib Zafar directed the government departments to make their offices neat and clean and warned stern action against the department head if larva of dengue mosquitoes found in government offices.