LAHORE, July 30: Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid said monitoring and surveillance of anti dengue activities must be enhanced. She said this while chairing the Cabinet Committee meeting at Darbar Hall of Civil Secretariat here on Friday. 

Present in the meeting were Provincial Minister for Auqaf Saeed ul Hassan Shah, Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Sarah Aslam, Deputy Commissioner Lahore Mudassar Riaz Malik, DG Health Punjab Dr. Haroon Jehangir, DG PHA and other officials.  

The Health Minister reviewed anti dengue activities in the province. Secretary P&SH Department presented progress to the Health Minister. 

Dr Yasmin Rashid

The Health Minister said, “All institutions are jointly working on controlling dengue. During Monsoon season activities need to be scaled up. The Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners must ensure compliance with DEAG SOPs. People must keep their homes, offices and shops clean. Railways colonies have to be especially looked after. The PHA must ensure cleanliness of green belts and parks. Public awareness campaigns must be initiated. Action is being taken against institutions not doing the needful. The quality of monitoring and surveillance needs to be improved. WASA must ensure water is not stagnant anywhere as it increases larva breeding.”

  Auqaf Minister Saeed ul Hassan Shah said special measures are being taken at shrines and mosques.

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