East, South districts will be disinfected in the first phase
The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has launched a fumigation drive against dengue and malaria in Karachi.
All Karachi districts will be fumigated phase-wise over a month. The East and South districts will be disinfected in the first phase.
In the second phase, the campaign will be launched in the Central, West and Keamari districts. The Korangi and Malir districts will be fumigated in the third phase.
The Seylani Welfare Trust, a non-government organisation, is assisting the KMC in the drive.
Twenty spray vehicles will be used to disinfect the city, Karachi Administrator Laeeq Ahmed told SAMAA Digital. It’ll be jointly carried out by Seylani Welfare Trust workers and KMC staffers, he added.
The purpose of getting the NGO’s assistance is to keep a proper record of fumigation in different areas of Karachi.
“It is the core responsibility of the KMC to protect people from epidemics,” Ahmed said. The campaign will continue in the East and South districts for one week.
The KMC is also starting a tree plantation drive in Karachi from February 15.
The Karachi administrator has requested trader bodies to join hands with the KMC i9n this regard. He met a delegation of traders at the KMC Building Tuesday.
Ahmed requested traders of Arambagh, Cloth Market, Allahwala Market, Jama Cloth Market, Sarafa Bazar and other markets to keep at least one flower vase in front of every shop.
He urged trader bodies to contribute to the beautification of the city by keeping their business places clean and green.
The Karachi administrator listened to the issues faced by businesspersons and assured them of their resolution.