The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) needs Rs55 million to run the campaign against dengue in the city for four months starting in July.
KMC officials have requested the provincial government to cooperate for the dengue eradication drive. They have also asked the provincial health department to provide them with dengue prevention medication.
During a meeting at the KMC building on Monday chaired by Karachi Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui, the senior director for health and medical services, Dr Salma Kausar, presented a detailed report on the issue.
Dr Kausar said that the KMC had already begun work on the campaign whereas the district municipal corporation (DMCs) were also taking an active part and so far 75 major drains, 250 parks, 38 graveyards, 27 swimming pools and water parks were being focused on. Breeding guppies and other dengue controlling fishes had also started in ponds, especially Safari Park and Karachi Zoo.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2014.