Spike in corona cases in
RAWALPINDI, (Parliament Times) : Commissioner Rawalpindi Capt (retd) Muhammad Mahmood has said that the number of corona patients in Rawalpindi district is increasing rapidly and the number of new patients has increased 10 times daily in a month which is a clear indication that the second wave of the virus is growing rapidly. He said that special attention was being paid to the spread of Corona in educational institutions and from September 15, more than 17,000 tests for Corona were conducted in four phases in 124 teachers, students and staff and a total of 38 educational institutions were sealed.
He said this while presiding over a meeting at Deputy Commissioner’s Office Rawalpindi in which Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Capt (retd) Anwar-ul-Haq, Additional Deputy Commissioner Headquarters Rawalpindi Mahim Asif and other concerned officials participated. The meeting reviewed in detail the situation of increase in Corona patients in Rawalpindi and prevention of polio and dengue.
Commissioner Rawalpindi Captain (Retd) Muhammad Mahmood said that Rawal Town and Pothohar Town are more sensitive regarding the spread of Corona and more patients of Corona are also in these areas and more deaths due to Corona have also occurred here. He directed the district administration to fully monitor the areas with smart lockdown and ensure implementation of Corona SOPs in public places especially in marriage halls and restaurants and take strict legal action against violations.
Commissioner Capt (Retd) Muhammad Mahmood said that the increase in polio virus in the environmental samples of Rawalpindi was also a matter of concern and a comprehensive strategy was needed to control it. He said that according to the statistics of the health department, the number of polio cases has also increased in 2019 and 2020 due to the stalemate in the anti-polio campaign due to Corona. He said that 100 per cent results of the polio campaign should be achieved and in areas where parents refuse to vaccinate their children, they should be persuaded and if necessary, legal action should be taken. He said that the situation regarding dengue was more satisfactory as compared to previous years but the dengue prevention campaign should be continued and hotspots should be identified and monitored continuously. He called for the training of teams working in the anti-dengue campaign and said that dengue prevention is possible only with continuous planning and efforts.
On this occasion, the Commissioner Rawalpindi was given a detailed briefing on Corona, Polio and Dengue.