On the special directions of the Chief Commissioner (Islamabad) Tariq Mahmood Pirzada, mobile teams of District Health Department, Islamabad, have completed the fumigation and anti-mosquito spray in the rural areas of Tarlai and Bhara Kahu as part of preventive measures against dengue fever.
An important meeting was held here on Friday under the chairmanship of Chief Commissioner Tariq Mahmood Pirzada which reviewed the progress of on-going anti-mosquito spray drive in the rural areas of Islamabad.
District Health Officer Dr Amirzada Khan informed the participants that ongoing anti-mosquito spray and fumigation drive is in full swing in the rural areas and as part of preventive measures against dengue fever, the sanitary inspectors of health department have completed the anti-mosquito spray in the rural areas including Bhara Kahu, Tarlai, Simly Dam Road, New Shakrial, Khana Dak, Burma Town, Alipur Farash, Atthal Chowk and other areas. The fumigation in Sihala area will be launched in the next week for which arrangements have been complete.
The DHO further informed that the health department has also arranged special awareness training programme in all the rural health facilities which have been attended by the lady health workers, officials of local unions, notables of area and community members who have been educated about the preventive measures against dengue fever.
The lady health workers have also started visiting houses and educating the community about preventive measures against dengue fever. A mass public health awareness drive is underway, as part of preventive measures and in-charges of rural health facilities are supervising the drive.
The chief commissioner Islamabad appreciated the performance of health department and directed the officials to ensure all preventive measures in place as part of precautionary measures and complete the ongoing fumigation drive in other rural areas as well.