RAWALPINDI – In a bid to avoid the threat of dengue fever, District Health Department (DHD) Thursday ordered the administrations of the private schools and colleges of the city have been directed to conduct anti-dengue spray in their premise within a week.
He said that DHD also issued notices to private school systems including Beaconhouse, Roots, City, Siddique Public School, Asif Public School, Allied School System, Educator, SLS, British School System, Englo-Arabic, Radiant, Mr. Cabin, St. Marry’s, Sir Syed Ideal School, Darul Arqam, Punjab group of schools and colleges, Rawalpindi Computer College and others.
Dr Ansar said that so far 20 school systems had been served notices and offered them to facilitate their staff while imparting training for the spray of anti-dengue medicines to avoid the threat of dengue virus.
He said that the health department would monitor the spray activities in the schools and for government schools and colleges, the health department teams had been deployed to spray anti-dengue medicines.
“A team of DHD last week had found larva of dengue mosquito in Rawalpindi Medical College and it sprayed anti-dengue medicines” he said adding that for recheck the presence of larva, the DHD team on Thursday paid a visit to RMC and found no larva in the premises.
District Health Officer (Urban Areas) Dr Ansar Ishaq said that the team also inspected Rawal Town Municipal Administration (RTMA) offices and found larva of Culex mosquito, which was also dangerous as after biting of this mosquito, the person would get high fever.
On the other hand, RTMA special teams sealed two factories deals in animal waste and confiscated 80 unwrapped tyres from different parts of the city. The teams also identified 56 sites in the city where stagnant water accumulated and larva could.
The RTMA asked Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) and Solid Waste Management to clear all these sites as it would be ideal place for the breeding of dengue virus.