The Health Department organised a dengue awareness seminar at Tehsil Headquarters Hospital to raise awareness about preventive measures against dengue, while special cleanliness activities was conducted at TMO office to eliminate mosquito-breeding grounds.

Addressing the participants, THQ Hospital MS Ghulam Mustafa Virk said that the Health Department was playing important role in the dengue-eradication campaign and utilising all available resources in this connection. Speaking on the occasion, TMO Tariq Mehmood Malik said that eradication of dengue was collective and social responsibility.

“It is our collective duty to take care and prevent ourselves and our children. We have to clean our house, streets and towns,” he said.  The TMA also held cleanliness at its offices, spraying insecticide and removing garbage and water pools in the city where mosquitoes could breed.

Dr Irfan Riaz, Dr Zubair Rasool Cheema, Dr Asif, Dr Saiqa Rizwan, lady health workers and staff nurses of the health department attended the seminar.