Pakistan seeks help from India to fight mosquito-borne diseases after massive floods

Islamabad: Pakistan is ready to remove 6.2 million mosquito nets from India after the flood crisis. The Pakistani government approved the decision on Tuesday (October 11). This step was taken to protect citizens from mosquito-borne diseases after the massive flooding in the country. “Malaria is spreading rapidly in 32 flood-affected districts of the country where thousands of children are infected with the mosquito-borne diseases,” Pakistani health officials told The News International.

WHO concerned about ‘second disaster’ in Pakistan

Pakistani officials said they plan to obtain the nets as early as possible and hope that they will be obtained through the Wagah route by mid-November.

Also Read: Floods in Pakistan: World Bank Provides $323 Billion to Farmers in Affected Areas

Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed deep concern about the potential for a “second disaster” in Pakistan due to a wave of diseases.

Earlier this month, the United Nations launched the revised $816 million flash appeal to address the needs of people affected by climate-related flooding in Pakistan.

This increase reflects the mounting needs and unprecedented scale of destruction caused by the current climate-induced disaster that has affected a population of 33 million, claimed 1,600 lives and threatens hundreds of thousands more as a second disaster looms over the first.

(with ANI inputs)

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