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‘Safai Nisf Eman’ campaign completed

By Our Correspondent
March 22, 2023

LAHORE: Punjab government’s 15-day zero waste ‘Safai Nisf Eman’ campaign has been completed successfully on Tuesday. As per LWMC spokesperson, extraordinary cleaning measures were taken throughout the city and more than 60,000 tonnes of waste has been disposed of during the campaign. In addition to this, more than 4,916 tonnes of C&D waste and more than 2,000 tons of green waste was also collected for the preparation of compost.

LWMC CEO Babar Sahib Din in his briefing told that under the special campaign, 274 union councils of Lahore were made zero waste. During the Zero Waste campaign, more than 504 open plots were also cleared in various towns besides redressing over 3,280 complaints of citizens.

During the campaign, 903 challans of Rs19 lakhs 94 thousand were issued against illegal dumping of garbage. Five vehicles involved in illegal dumping of garbage were taken into custody while six FIRs were also registered while cleaning of 272 bus stands has also been ensured. LWMC CEO said that to maintain the beauty of Lahore, mechanical sweeping of more than 800 kilometers of roads and washing of more than 100 kilometers of roads has also been ensured daily.

Health week: Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Dr Jamal Nasir said the health week will be observed on a quarterly basis. He said this while inspecting the Health Week camp at Govt Samanabad Hospital on Tuesday. The minister said that the medical screening of 400,000 people visiting the hospitals will be completed during the health week. Around 52,000 prisoners of 43 jails of the province have already been screened, he informed. The minister also visited Mian Mir and THQ Ghaziabad hospitals and reviewed the activities going on in the medical screening camps. He said that around 300,000 people have been screened in the 26 DHQ, 125 THQ hospitals, 108 RHC and 36 BHUs.