Administration initiates awareness walk regarding dengue virus

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: The district administration eventually initiated mass awareness campaign regarding dengue virus in affected areas of provincial city to sensitize people to adopt precautionary measures in this regard.

Following the direction of chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak, district administration organized an awareness walk on Sunday in those areas that were hit by dengue virus. Officials informed people via loudspeaker to follow precautionary measures to avoid more cases, and official of administration added. District administration officials met locals of the Tehkal area and asked about drive against dengue virus.

Assistant Commissioner Muhammad Maghis Sanaullah, additional assistant commissioner Fazal Raheem, additional district health officer Dr Muhammad Khalil Akhtar, Dr Maqsood Ali and other officials were also in attendance on the occasion.

Talking to media, deputy commissioner Saqib Raza Aslam, categorically said they would not take a sigh of relief until the elimination of dengue virus and that all available resources are being utilized. DC along with entomologist team visited homes in affected areas and told people to take extra-care in this regard.

However, he clearly said the virus could not be wiped out until and unless the stuck water are not covered properly as it depends upon people to prevent themselves in these days. He claimed that administration has fogged in hundreds of thousands of homes in most parts of city and it was still endeavoring to eradicate the virus as soon as possible.

He appealed residents of provincial metropolitan to cooperate relevant authorities to prevent the dengue virus otherwise its complete prevention would not be possible without their patronage. He claimed the campaign in this regard will be remained continue till the prevention of dengue virus.

It is worth mentioning here that the death toll rises to 50 in provincial capital due to dengue virus and hundreds of others are still hospitalized in various hospitals.