Caretaker Provincial Minister for Primary and Secondary Health Dr Jamal Nasir on Monday directed the officials of Rawalpindi/Islamabad administration to conduct anti-dengue activities on bordering areas of twin cities through joint operations three to four days a week. Presiding over a meeting to review anti-dengue arrangements along with Commissioner Rawalpindi Laiqat Ali Chatta,he said that anti-dengue activities must not be compromised due to Anti-Polio campaign started today. Dr Jamal said that Rawalpindi’s graveyards had been outsourced, adding Director General Rawalpindi Development Authority would not disburse payment to the contractor till the third party validation of the work done on the graveyard and Nullah Lai. Commissioner Rawalpindi on the occasion said that 19 private hospitals had been mandated to establish dengue wards to deal with the increasing number of patients. He directed the officials of Health Care Commission to visit the private hospitals and ensure setting up of dengue wards. Laiqat further directed the officials to expedite anti-dengue surveillance and ensure strict compliance to anti dengue SOPs. Station Commander Rawalpindi Cantonment Board,Brigadier Salman while taking part in the meeting directed the officials to ensure the cleanliness of offices, in-house and outdoor settings and leave no place wet or with stagnant water as puddles of water were the leading cause of mosquitoes breeding. He also directed the officials of the relevant departments to cut grass, bushes and trees from the educational institutions.