Health Dept Rejects Reports About Dengue Outbreak
Sumaira FH 8 days ago Wed 11th September 2019 | 08:36 PM
Punjab Health Department has rejected reports that dengue in the province is not under control
According to official sources on Wednesday, only 20 cases have been registered in the city during the current season.
However, the number of dengue case are a bit higher in Rawalpindi where 62 cases have been registered during the current season, adding the department with the help of local governments have been taking measures to eradicate dengue from the province.
The sources rejected the perception that awareness campaign is weak in the province and said the awareness campaign was going on in the schools and other departments.
Several basic tests for dengue like CBC were available at almost every hospital in the city, the sources said, adding the department was not calling for a dengue emergency but a vigilance campaign was being planned by the health secretary as he was very concerned about the matter.
Taking stern action against communicable diseases control (CDC) supervisors of the dengue control programme as well as patrolling sanitary workers, he removed the staff on negligence and sought a reply from 57 staff including entomologists, environment inspectors, CDC supervisors and issued show-cause notices to 13 others.