RAWALPINDI - The Punjab government has reduced the frequency of dengue sprays citing respiratory externalities for people as the reason.
Sources in government said that the diesel spray used to kill dengue larvae was harmful for crops, besides being found to be a cause of increased respiratory and throat infections.
District government was proactively eliminating dengue breeding sites as spraying pesticides and insecticides in the air without eliminating the breeding sites was both counter productive and sheer irresponsibility of the concernd staff, they said.
Authorities have sealed two amusement parks and registered cases against four factory-owners for not adopting anti-dengue practices.
Private educational institutions have also been warned that if a single larva is found from within their premises, the institutions would be sealed immediately.