The acting DCO directed officers concerned to monitor all officials who are participating in the ‘Dengue Mukao’ campaign. He said action would be taken against officers showing negligence in the campaign. He expressed these views while presiding a meeting on dengue arrangements at the Town Hall.
ADCR Nadir Chatha, ADCG Mussarat Jabeen, assistant commissioners, EDO (Health), EDO (Education), TMOs and deputy district officers of health were also present on the occasin. He directed officers of the LWMC, the PHA and Wasa to provide five employees in each union council on the Anti-Dengue Day for the elimination of dengue larva.
He directed EDO (Education) Pervaiz Akhtar to arrange 1,000 scouts as 100 scouts would be posted in each town. The acting DCO also directed DO (Social Welfare) Lahore to ensure the participation of 8,000 volunteers on the Anti-Dengue Day for imparting awareness to the people.
EDO (Health) and all assistant commissioners briefed the acting DCO about the process of elimination of dengue larva. Cheema directed DDO (Health) Data Ganj Baksh Town to inspect the under construction plaza in Islampura and to himself monitor the elimination process of dengue larva.
Ahad directed DO (Cooperatives) Lahore meet with secretaries of 67 housing societies and ensure cleanliness in these societies since a massive Anti-dengue campaign would be started in these societies from coming Sunday.
Meanwhile, the CDGL officers are continuing anti-dengue campaign activities in their concerned towns for elimination of dengue larva. The CDGL officers visited 43 graveyards, 79 junkyards, 50 under construction buildings amd 125 tyre shops to check the presence of dengue larva.
However, dengue larva was found in 16 places that were sprayed later on and the larva was eliminated. The acting DCO said CDGL officers were wholeheartedly performing their duties and checking sensitive and suspected places so that if larva was found, it could be eliminated with spray.
Meanwhile, Aziz Bhatti Town Emergency Response Committee Chairman MPA Haji Allah Rakha has said the anti-dengue campaign is continuing vigorously in all union councils of the town, while anti-dengue committees are distributing pamphlets and free health kits among citizens by paying door-to-door visits.
He expressed these views during anti-dengue kits and pamphlets distribution ceremony at Union Council-48 Fiyaz Park, Larex Colony, Dry port, Ganj Bazar and Police Station South Cant, during which staff of concerned departments and notables were present in a large number.
Haji Allah Rakha said the anti-dengue campaign was continuing under a comprehensive strategy and asserted that keeping the environment clean was essential for not providing the dengue larva conducive atmosphere to breed. He said dengue virus was a social issue, which can only be controlled through collective efforts. He appealed to the people to keep their houses, streets and localities clean, extend cooperation to anti-dengue staff of district government, and in case of any dengue larva inform the concerned town administration for its timely eradication.
Also, action against sheesh cafés located in the City is continuing and on Tuesday officers of the City District Government Lahore raided four sheesha cafés and sealed them and took their Huqaaas into their possession. The sealed cafés included Hawana, Spice, Al-Nehal and Hide Inn.
Meanwhile, a massive crackdown against hoarding and price hike is continuing in the City and on Monday price control magistrates conducted 242 raids at various shops. The price control magistrates challaned 33 shopkeepers over hoarding and price hike of essential items and recovered from them Rs26,400 fine, while two FIRs were also registered against shopkeepers. Lahore Acting DCO Ahad Khan Cheema has appreciated the performance of price control magistrates and stressed them to gear up their raids against price hike and hoarding.