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How Karachi DMCs are tackling the coronavirus pandemic

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There are six district municipal firms in Karachi. Nearly all of them declare that they’ve disinfected their respective districts.

Listed here are the measures taken by these DMCs to scale back the chance of the coronavirus unfold.

District Central 

It’s the largest district of Karachi having a inhabitants of round 3.5million. It has 51 union councils. 

Central DMC Chairman Rehan Hashmi informed SAMAA Digital that they’ve coated half of the whole union councils when it comes to disinfection of streets, roads and pedestrian bridges.

The disinfectant incorporates completely different antiseptics, together with Chemgene, Deltanar, Verocid, Dettol and chlorine.

“We’re fumigating by way of tankers and bowsers outdoors mosques, parks, hospitals, dispensaries and residential areas every day,” Hashmi mentioned.

The Central DMC chairman mentioned the inhabitants of the district was 3.5 million as per the final census, nevertheless it had nearly jumped to five million.

He mentioned the federal and provincial governments weren’t offering any funds and tools to the Central DMC to sort out the prevailing state of affairs.

Hashmi mentioned their sanitation and municipal workers was working 16 to 18 hours every day. “The DMC Central will full disinfection of all union councils by the following week,” he added.

District West 

District West has 46 union councils. It has a inhabitants of round Three million. Izhar Ahmed Khan of the MQM-P is the chairman of DMC West. 

Khan says the DMC West has accomplished the fumigation marketing campaign in all its union councils.

“We began the disinfection from March 20 and all the course of was accomplished in 15days,” he informed Samaa Digital.

The West DMC chairman mentioned the company has already fashioned a taskforce which might be working in case of an emergency.

“The taskforce will attain the spot in case of any suspected coronavirus case and disinfect all the space,” he mentioned.

Khan mentioned the West DMC was additionally distributing 20 to 25 ration baggage among the many poor folks every day.

District Korangi

The Korangi district has a complete of 37 union councils. Its inhabitants is round 3.2 million. MQM-P’s Nayyar Raza heads the Korangi DMC.

Korangi DMC spokesperson Mohammad Ayaz informed SAMAA Digital that there are six union councils within the Mannequin Colony space the place the disinfection course of had been accomplished.

He mentioned they had been going to begin the marketing campaign in Korangi, which might be adopted by fumigation in Landhi and Shah Faisal areas.

District East

There are 31 union councils in District East. It has a inhabitants of round Three million. Moid Anver of the MQM-P heads the East DMC.

Anver mentioned the municipal company has accomplished the disinfection course of in all union councils.

“We’ve began the second part of the marketing campaign from Monday, wherein fumigation could be carried out in all streets, markets, mosques and parks,” he mentioned.

District South

The District South has 31 union councils. Its inhabitants can be round Three million as per the latest census. PPP’s Malik Fayyaz is the chairman of DMC South.

DMC South spokesperson Asif Azeem mentioned they’ve accomplished fumigation in all residential areas, together with Lyari, Saddar, Arambagh and Backyard.

He mentioned the DMC South within the second part had began fumigating markets, retailers, mosques and parks with the assistance of tankers and bowsers.

The DMC South spokesperson mentioned that squash legend Jahangir Khan and hockey Olympian Islahuddin had been additionally collaborating within the coronavirus consciousness marketing campaign within the district.

District Malir

The story of the Malir district is completely completely different from all different districts. It’s the smallest district when it comes to union councils. It has solely 12 union councils with a inhabitants of round 2.7million. 

PPP’s Jan Muhammad Baloch heads the Malir DMC. No such actions have been noticed within the district relating to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Malir DMC chairman was not out there for remark regardless of a number of makes an attempt by Samaa Digital.

Malir DMC spokesperson Muhammad Saleem Khan’s telephone was additionally switched off, when reached.

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