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 9/14/18 - ADC directs to ensure medicines in hospitals for dengue patients

Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Saima Younas here on Thursday directed the officials of the District Health Authority to ensure provision of medicines to dengue patients at the hospitals.

Chairing a meeting to review anti-dengue arrangements, she directed them to take necessary action for eliminating of dengue larvae in the area as number of dengue patients reached to 26 which is

an alarming situation.

The ADC said that surveillance activities or tracing larva and its eradication be further expedited besides focusing on hotspots where from dengue cases are being reported equally giving attention

towards the places where from larva has been detected during current checking.

Saima directed the officials to make maximum arrangements for the treatment of dengue fever patients ; besides all possible preventive measures to meet any eventuality. She directed to create awareness among the residents of the use of mosquito net or mosquito repellents like mats and coils.

On this occasion, health official briefed the meeting that 1374 dengue fever suspects have so far been brought to the allied hospitals of the city, out of which 26 having dengue positive results who were

being provided the required treatment. He told that during indoor surveillance in Tehsil Gujar Khan areas 19,267 houses were checked during the last week where larvae was found at 64 houses While 1453 spots were checked during outdoor surveillance by 386 teams in the said areas and larvae was found at one point, he added.

Meanwhile talking to reporter, Incharge Anti-dengue campaign Dr. Zeeshan Ahmed said fogging and surveillance has been lengthened in the areas from where dengue patients are being reported while anti dengue spray is also being carried out at bus terminals. He said dengue is under control in Rawalpindi and health department is on high alert to cope with any situation.

Dr Zeeshan called upon the residents to keep an eye on junkyards, schools and under construction buildings which lead to spread of dengue larvae and leave no place wet or with stagnant water.

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