Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) distributed 600 anti-mosquito kits among slum dwellers in Islamabad on Sunday, according to a press release issued by the society.
PRCS Chairperson Senator Nilofar Bakhtiar distributed the kits among residents of Hansa Colony in Sector G-8/1. The kits include mosquito repellent and nets, and were distributed as part of PRCS’s country-wide drive against dengue to provide 50,000 mosquito nets to the people.
The PRCS chairperson said that the dengue outbreak has affected thousands of people and they are distributing the anti-mosquito kits in areas that are most vulnerable. According to the press release, she said that PRCS staff and volunteers are conducting relief operation in Sindh and other affected areas of the country.
“PRCS is committed to provide healthcare to the people and will spare no effort to mitigate their sufferings with the resources available,” she said.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 27th, 2011.