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MCI directs to initiate zero period on dengue prevention in schools, colleges

  • October 13, 2021

ISLAMABAD   –  The Directorate General of the Municipal Corporation Islamabad (MCI) on Tuesday directed the public and private sector educational institutions regulators to initiate zero period on dengue prevention and control in schools and colleges. In this regard, the DG MCI has written a letter to the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA). The letter said that reference our earlier communication on the subject, Pakistan is under threat from dengue fever since 1994.

It is therefore eminent to take urgent action since environment is conducive for dengue vector. Health Directorate CDA/MCI has started an aggressive anti-dengue campaign in urban Islamabad since January 2021 in accordance with guidelines of WHO and GOP.

The letter said that dengue fever is a social disease and it cannot be controlled without involvement of students who can be utilised to spread anti-dengue messages at their homes and communities.

“You are once again reiterated to start zero period on dengue prevention and control in your schools, which should comprise of following information/messages,” said the letter.


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