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Punjab Govt starts anti-mosquito spray campaign

LAHORE: The government steps up its efforts to curb down the number of dengue attacks in the country. An anti-mosquito spray campaign started on Friday across the country. 

The initiative was taken by provincial health departments and city district councils amid an increase in numbers if dengue victims.

The health department has inspected over 58,580 houses and 9,791 outdoor locations in Lahore. According to the city’s Deputy Commissioner Saleah Syed, the health team found larvae in 800 different places.

Fumigation drive will be conducted at all the airports in Pakistan, specifically in waiting lounges, runways, boarding rooms, and cargos.

Moreover, At least 25 cases were registered against Punjab hospitals under sections 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Section 269 is punishable with an imprisonment of two years and Section 270 with imprisonment of six months.

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