RAWALPINDI: Environment Protection Agency (EPA), under its ongoing anti-dengue drive on Saturday inspected 32 sites and also booked the owner of Welcome Wheel Allignment, Ghawalmandi, who did not take notice of the breeding larvae after being warned several times.
District Officer EPA, Mian Mohammad Nawaz told APP that strict action was being taken against those responsible for spreading dengue mosquitoes.
The EPA teams would continue to conduct such raids until the dengue mosquito was eliminated, he said and added weekly reports are being submitted to the city district government of Rawalpindi and Government of Punjab.
He said EPA teams removed stagnant water from two dengue breeding sites, while its teams visited 32 points including 14 tyre shops, 12 junkyards and godowns, two nurseries and four under construction sites.
He said that tyre shops, hotels, restaurants, nurseries, under construction sites and other vulnerable points are regularly being visited to check dengue mosquito larvae.
About 31 sites have been declared clear of dengue larva, he informed.
He directed tyre sellers to keep all tyres in covered places otherwise cases would be registered against them.
Mohammad Nawaz informed that a walk to create awareness against dengue fever was held today in Gawalmandi area, which was participated by members of civil society, media and employees of city district government departments.