Government has prepared a plan for eradication of dengue from the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
The plan was discussed at a meeting chaired by Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza in Islamabad on Saturday.
Dr Zafar Mirza said 19.64 million rupees have been earmarked for the plan to be executed in areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad where most number of dengue patients have been reported.
Dr Zafar Mirza said that over two hundred thousand people will benefit from this project. Several activities will be arranged for the eradication of dengue under this project.
The Special Assistant said it is the first time that a national level dengue eradication policy is being formulated with the cooperation of provinces.
Dr Zafar Mirza said there has been reduction in the number of dengue cases.
He said awareness campaign has been started against the dengue fever. He said seventy volunteers will be trained in the areas where most number of dengue patients have been reported.
Source: Radio Pakistan