LAHORE– The anti-Dengue drive in the provincial capital is in full swing and all officers including Additional Deputy Commissioners, Assistant Commissioners, DDOs (Health) and dengue staff consisting of more than 2,000 teams have been working hard like a unit and in a well-coordinated manner under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner Lahore Muhammad AsghirJoyia.
There has been much success in dengue drive due to extensive and robust in and out door surveillance by the field teams as a large number of dengue larva is being traced out and eliminated.
The registration of cases on finding out larva from out-door premises and serving notices to the inhabitants on finding out larva from in- door surveillance are going side by side and actions are being taken on daily basis.
On Wednesday morning, Deputy Commissioner Lahore Mr. Muhmmad Asghir Joyia paid a visit to Dengue Ward of Mayo hospital where he inquired about the health of under treatment dengue patients and directed MS of the concerned hospital to extend all treatment facilities to the patients.
Similarly, ADCG Safdar Hussain Virk visited UC 94 where he surprisingly checked the field staff working in street for in-door surveillance. He also observed the attendance register of field staff. AC Raiwind and AC Cantt visited union councils 268 and Askari 10 respectively.
On the other hand District Administration Lahore also issued its dengue activities report of Wednesday, disclosing that dengue teams had visited 72,656 houses and 17,092 out-door spots and traced out 1564 points from where larva had been identified.
The teams made sure the elimination of larva as well while 117 persons had been booked on not adopting precautionary measures.— PRESS HANDOUT