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State Health Authorities ordered to accelerate drive to overcome the threat of the virus:

Altaf Hamid Rao,

MIRPUR (AJK)  :      The Chief Secretary Azad Jammu and Kashmir Mathar Niaz Rana has directed District Health Officers across the state to accelerate campaign against spread of dengue.

He was presiding over a video link conference here on Sunday.

The Chief Secretary directed the concerned quarters to convene meetings of the District and Tehsil Committees so that awareness campaign should be initiated to save people from dengue virus.

“Dengue Spray should be done by the respective district administration and Local Government Department on the pattern of Punjab”, Chief Secretary further directed.

The meeting was informed that 66 cases of Dengue have been identified in AJK so far out of them 56 cases belongs to Muzaffarabad district. However, no casualty reported from dengue infection and health department is providing treatment facilities to all the infected patients round the clock.

It was decided that Secretary Health will monitor awareness and spray campaigns throughout the state.

Secretary Health Major General Tahir Sardar, Director General Health Sardar Aftab, Commissioners Muzaffarabad and Poonch Divisions and other officers attended the conference.

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