EPA inspects 142 sites under anti-dengue drive; seals nine

RAWALPINDI  - Environment Protection Agency (EPA) under anti-dengue drive has inspected 142 sites and sealed nine premises due to non-compliance of dengue SOPs during last week. District Officer EPA, Mian Mohammad Nawaz told this agency that EPA teams also removed stagnant water from 31 breeding sites. The relevant departments have been directed to speed up their efforts.
He said that action in accordance with the law is being taken against the violators of the orders of the government to save the public from the spread of dengue mosquitoes.
Mian Mohammad Nawaz further said that EPA teams visited total 142 points including 90 tyre shops, 22 junkyards, nine godowns, 11 under construction sites and 10 nurseries.
He said vulnerable points are regularly being checked and special inspection is conducted to check dengue mosquito larvae. As many as 111 sites were declared clear of dengue larva as SOP was being followed there while notices were also issued to 29.
The EPA team found no dengue larvae during last week while on violation of SOP four FIRs were lodged against the rules violators.
He urged the citizens to adopt precautionary measures and remove stagnant water from their homes and roof tops as most of dengue larvae and adult mosquito is found in Air coolers, water drums and scrap items.

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