Department of Entomology of University of Agriculture Faisalabad has organised a seminar as part of Punjab government's campaign against dengue. While addressing the participants, UAF Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan stressed upon the need for taking collaborated measures by all segments of society to control the dengue in this rainy season, which is suitable for the growth.
He urged the people to keep home, environment and surrounding clean, remove all stagnant water and containers, avoid accumulation of ground water, fill up all defective grounds and proper dispose of the plastic bags. He lauded the steps being taken by the provincial government to control the disease.
Dean Faculty of Agriculture Professor Dr Muhammad Arshad urged the people to enhance their role in the campaign by raising awareness. He said that it is our responsibility to serve the community in order to save the precious lives from dengue. He urged the people to play their due role in the community services for the national cause. Professor Dr Muhammad Jalal Arif said that his department is making all-out efforts to conduct the valuable research on dengue and to raise the awareness by arranging seminars, conference in line with the directives of provincial government.
He said that they were working on comprehensive campaign for the last three years in order to address the issue at national level. He called for wrapping all unused plastic tyres and regular change of water in animal drinking containers. Dr Shahid Majid said that unplanned increasing population, deforestation, urbanisation and climate changes were also causing its outbreak. He said that in the monsoon, there are the more chances of its outbreak. He added that there are 3,500 mosquitoes' species. Dr Rasid Rasul said that the precautionary measures are essential to fight the dengue.