During the ongoing season of monsoon, as many as 59 people, only in Rawalpindi, have been tested positive for the dengue virus.
According to the details, 36 out of the 59 people who have been diagnosed with dengue virus are from two major housing societies of Rawalpindi. The district administration and the health departments of the city have started surveys in an anti-dengue drive in the city.
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As per the details, several officials of Rawalpindi administration including, the Commissioner Rawalpindi Saqib Zafar, Deputy Commissioner Ali Randhawa, Additional Deputy Commissioner along with other health officials have visited the Airport Housing Society and Gulbahar Colony on Sunday to conduct the anti-dengue inspections.
The details further claim that as many as 36 people alone from these areas have been diagnosed with dengue virus. The health teams conducted fumigation in the areas while several dengue larvae were also destroyed.
The Commissioner Rawalpindi and the Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi have directed the daily-wage employees to go door-to-door to urge the citizens to take measures to prevent the growth of dengue larvae.
The officials of the local administration have also directed the all related departments to completely focus on the anti-dengue drive and to fulfil their responsibilities to stop the dengue virus.