RDA organizes a seminar, a march on dengue fever control, prevention
Rawalpindi: Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) on the direction of the Director General, RDA, held here on Saturday a seminar and a march on Dengue fever control and prevention with the aim of raising awareness against the disease.
The seminar was attended by Director Admin & Finance RDA Asif Mehmood Janjua, Deputy Director Admin, Iftikhar Ali, Deputy Director, Finance Muhammad Junaid Taj Bhatti, Deputy Director, IT Dawood Khalid, Deputy Director, Public Relations Hafiz Muhammad Irfan, Deputy Director , BC , Ali Raza, RDA staff, RDA Union President Khawaja Javed and others. RDA’s director of administration and finance said ministries and citizens should unite to control the virus. He also recommended preventive measures against dengue mosquitoes and stressed the importance of collective preventive measures against it.
He urged RDA staff members to keep the office and their homes clean. He said awareness plays a key role in the fight against dengue because prevention is better than cure. He stressed the need for collective and individual efforts as well as the collaboration of all stakeholders for the awareness, implementation and control of any epidemic.
He also highlighted ways to control the different stages of development of dengue fever, from its eggs to larvae and adult mosquitoes. He advised citizens to eliminate stagnant water to avoid dengue fever larvae. In cases of serious violations, strict action according to law is taken against the violators and FIRs are also filed, he added.
He also appreciated the work done by RDA’s anti-dengue team, especially the RDA’s dengue focal point, Ali Raza, and hoped that the authority would continue its efforts against dengue. According to the RDA spokesperson, the RDA Director General had urged citizens to take special precautions against dengue fever, ensure cleanliness and adopt all possible preventive measures to control the virus. The DG said citizens should eliminate standing water and adopt the SOPs issued by the Punjab government to control dengue fever.
Later, a dengue fever awareness march was organized while leaflets were also distributed to citizens on Murree Road.