Anti-dengue campaign to start from 10th


City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) has delayed an anti-dengue campaign due to the ongoing polio vaccination drive and would now be launched on March 10 in all 46 union councils of the garrison city.
A senior official of the CDGR said on Tuesday that 12 teams, each comprising of five members, under the supervision of a doctor would take part in an operation against dengue to avoid the spread of the disease. The teams would detect and eliminate dengue virus in graveyards, empty plots, scrap houses, warehouses, hotels and restaurants. It may be noted that out of the total 46 union councils, 16 had been declared high risk, including Chamanzar, City Saddar Road, Dhoke Dalal and union council 1 to 12 of the city.
CDGR appointed Dr Ehsan Ghani as the focal person of the anti-dengue campaign in the city.
With the start of the anti-dengue campaign from March 10, strict action would be taken against car wash stations and owners of places where water accumulates.