Rawalpindi - A team led by Executive District Officer (EDO) Health, which visited Mohallah Chah Sultan to verify the presence of dengue virus in the area, was attacked by five people yesterday. According to the Waris Khan police, two of the accused were arrested while the rest managed to escape. The police registered a case against the attackers.

EDO Health Dr Nasir Mahmood told APP the team was attacked without any reason. The team was in the area to verify the report about the detection of dengue larva.

Dr Nasir said collective efforts were needed the fight the dengue virus. No one would be allowed to violate law and strict action would be taken against the violators, he added. He said special wards had been set up in all the teaching hospitals of Rawalpindi to treat the dengue patients.