Health Department is Working Hard to Eradicate Dengue Larvae


Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare department Sarah Aslam directed the Department to intensify the dengue prevention activities across the Punjab. In this regard, She said that the Monsoon rains season have started. Precautionary measures against Dengue are very important. Citizen should be more responsible in preventing Dengue during monsoon, especially rainwater should not accumulate in residential areas. During this year total 56 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported from all across the province and out of all confirmed patients 26 patients have been reported from Lahore. No new case of dengue has been reported across the whole Province, yesterday. No more dengue patient is undergoing treatment in the all hospitals of Lahore and throughout the Province. During this year, 26 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported in Lahore and no any more patient is undergoing treatment in all over the hospitals of Lahore. In last 24 hours, 233،081 indoor and 65،474 locations were checked across the Punjab while larvae were destroyed from 307 locations. In Lahore, 24،400 houses and 5،537 outdoor places were checked for dengue larvae and 227 positive containers were destroyed. A total of 26 dengue patients have been reported in Lahore during this year and at present no any more patient is undergoing treatment in hospitals. In this regard, Secretary Sarah Aslam said that precautionary measures against dengue should also be taken besides of taking precautionary measures against the Corona epidemic. She further added that do not allow the storage of water at indoor and outdoor places; as hygiene can prevent dengue mosquito breeding. Be a responsible citizen by keep your surroundings neat and clean. She further said that the public is requested to extend full cooperation to the health department teams if they come to your home or business centers for the checking of dengue larvae, as dengue can be very fatal and is a very dangerous fever which can cause death.