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April 8, 2020

Health Dept directed to be alert about dengue

Peshawar

April 8, 2020

PESHAWAR: Chief Secretary, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Kazim Niaz on Tuesday directed the Health Department and all other relevant government offices to be on alert for possible dengue risks so that timely prevention can be made possible.

The chief secretary issued the directives while presiding over a meeting on dengue at his office here, said an official handout. Relevant secretaries and senior officials of the Health Department attended the meeting. The chief secretary was informed about the steps taken to prevent dengue outbreak in the province.

He directed the Relief Department to set up a quick helpline for dengue response so that people could contact the helpline and lodge complaints about the dengue virus. The step, he added, would help the relevant department stop the dengue breeding through safety and precautionary measures. The chief secretary urged the public to take precautionary measures and support the government to avoid dengue. He directed to raise awareness among the people through media, religious, social and political figures.