ICT starts fumigation against dengue in rural areas


The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration has started fumigation and anti-mosquito spray in the rural areas of Islamabad under the second round of anti-dengue drive, and 14 anti-mosquito spray teams have been activated to carry out phase-wise extensive fumigation in the rural area.
The anti-mosquito spray teams constituted by the district health department visited Bhara Kau and carried out fumigation and anti-mosquito spay at various places in the union council.
Earlier, dengue surveillance cell incharge Dr Najeeb Durrani, Assistant Commissioner (Secretariat)Islamabad, Nouman Yousaf and Magistrate, Secretariat, Hussain Bahadur carried out a detailed survey in their respective jurisdictions keeping in view the data of such vulnerable places during the last year and identified the places for fumigation.
Islamabad District Health Officer Dr M Azhar along with officials supervised the fumigation operation at the high risk places. Villages falling in the jurisdictions of union councils Sihala and Tarlai would be fumigated during the second and third phase.
Islamabad Chief Commissioner Tariq Mahmood Pirzada and Deputy Commissioner Amer Ali Ahmed directed ICT DHO Dr Azhar to ensure extensive fumigation and elimination of larva of mosquitoes in the rural areas.
Dr Najeeb Durrani told that first round of anti-dengue drive in the rural area had been concluded under which 70,000 pamphlets about creating awareness of preventive measures against dengue had been distributed in the local community. He further told that medical officers and para medics working in rural health facilities and lady health workers had also been activated for profiling data of dengue fever patients. He said that seminars and workshops on the mobilisation of general public for creating awareness about the preventive methods against dengue and clinical management of dengue patients were also being organised at the level of rural health facilities.