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Public warned of possible dengue spread in Lahore

Public warned of possible dengue spread in Lahore

LAHORE: The City District Government of Lahore (CDGL) has warned the public to be watchful as three months (September to November) are vulnerable to possible dengue spread in the provincial metropolis.

“The weather in these months enables the mosquitoes to bread. Of the total 1,512 dengue-related cases, 1,408 were reported in these months alone during the years 2013 and 2014,” a spokesman for the city administration said in a statement on Thursday.

He said the CDGL had in April 2015 advertised 2,956 temporary/seasonal jobs of dengue patrolling workers. At least 2,626 candidates joined the duty while 330 posts are yet to be filled.

He said since the Election Commission of Pakistan had imposed a ban on all sorts of recruitments, it also did not allow the CDGL to recruit further staff.

He said only two dengue cases were so far reported in the city. Meanwhile, the spokesman said the CDGL would hold 30 sports events/matches of various games in the coming months.

He said five new squash courts in various schools of the city would also be constructed.

KILLED: Teams of the district public health department killed 183 stray dogs in various towns of the city.

While various price control magistrates had 62 shopkeepers arrested for overcharging.

Published in Dawn, September 11th, 2015

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