LAHORE    -   Punjab Chief Minister Punjab Ch Parvez Elahi Thursday walked around the streets in Shah Ja­mal neighbourhood of Lahore to get first-hand knowledge of dengue prevalence and to evalu­ate the performance of the anti-dengue surveil­lance teams of the health department. The chief minister talked to the citizens and reviewed the anti-dengue campaign in Shah Jamal and checked the activities of the surveillance team. He also distributed pamphlets among the people to cre­ate awareness about the steps being taken by the government for the eradication of dengue. 

The CM also visited some houses in the local­ity from where the dengue larva was found. The health officials also showed him dengue larva in a water bottle found from one of the houses.

Parvez Elahi talked about the performance of the anti-dengue teams with the inhabitants of the area. Talking to a resident Farhan from whose house dengue larva was found, he apprised him and other residents about the need to adopt pre­ventive measures to save themselves from den­gue. While talking with the staff members of the anti-dengue team, the CM directed that if larva is found from one house, a survey should be con­ducted in the surrounding houses as well. 

He directed the surveillance teams to regularly visit the hotspot houses and other areas. 

He said that the parks and the green areas should be specially checked and spray should be done regularly, adding, that wherever there was stagnant water, its drainage should be ensured ex­peditiously. The CM ordered to carry on the anti-dengue campaign in a further effective manner.