LAKKI MARWAT - Deputy Commissioner Lakki Marwat Fazal Akbar on Monday chaired a meeting to review measures for preventing dengue and malaria fevers in the district.

The meeting was attended by the District Health Officer, Assistant Director Local Government, Social Welfare Officer and all line departments.

The DC was given a detailed briefing about the preventive measures taken by the health department against the dengue and malaria fevers.

He instructed the government departments to prepare a comprehensive and solid plan while informing them of their responsibilities related to dengue and malaria eradication and prevention.

The DC said that awareness should be raised among people about both the fevers by educating them through various strategies.

The meeting directed the relevant officials to ensure fumigation and spray at all potential places of mosquitoes breeding, besides keeping the water tank and other containers covered.

Rescue 1122 tackles 149 emergencies in Lakki Marwat

The district’s emergency service Rescue 1122 shifted about 150 patients while tackling a total of 149 emergencies over the last week under the leadership of District Emergency Officer Eng Fasihullah Khan, says Rescue 1122its spokesman.

Giving details, the spokesman said the Rescue service responded to different kinds of emergencies over the week, which included 121 medical, 20 road accidents, three bullet injury or fight and five recoveries.

During these emergencies, a total of 150 injured were shifted to hospitals besides giving prompt first aid and other medical facilities.

He said a total of 2,896 calls were received by the emergency service, out of which 2,435 were irrelevant or fake, he added.

During last week, the Rescue 1122 teams also handled 47 referral cases, out of which 15 were within the district and patients were shifted from tehsil to another tehsil while 32 out of district. During the referral-related emergencies, the spokesman said 48 patients were benefited.

He said the Rescue 1122 teams were fully equipped with all necessary equipment and they had been efficiently rendering their services during emergencies.