EPA Visits 30732 Sites, Seals 227 During Anti-dengue Drive

EPA visits 30732 sites, seals 227 during anti-dengue drive

RAWALPINDI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -6th Sept,2016) : District Officer Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Azhar Iqbal said Tuesday the agency in its ongoing anti-dengue drive inspected 30732 sites and sealed 227 premises in different areas of the city during the last eight months.

The EPA teams visited 30732 sites including 18658 tyre shops and 12074 junkyards. During inspection of dengue breeding sites, the squads issued notices to 107 owners, registered FIR's against 23 violators, confiscated 553 tyres and imposed a fine of Rs 426,120 where SOPs regarding dengue were not being followed.

Talking to APP, the district officer said he himself is monitoring dengue breeding points in the city and the whole process is being checked through Punjab government Dengue Online Android System.

He said the squads are visiting various areas and updating dengue progress images and details on Dengue Android Software. He said the government is utilizing all resources to check the spread of the killing virus.

He said like other directorates of EPA, the Dengue directorate is working efficiently in all parts of the district to cope with dengue. He said besides government departments, the general public has to come forward as without their participation the government alone can not eliminate dengue.