Lahore: The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) and the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) have geared up in a concerted effort to combat both smog and dengue, as reported on September 13.
The details shared by the source state that LWMC has harnessed the power of digital mapping across the city to tackle the pressing issue of smog. The field teams have been diligently working to clean the streets on a daily basis, not only enhancing air quality but also mitigating health risks associated with smog. Key areas such as Circular Road, Lari Adda, Bhaatti Chowk, Railway Road Bazaar, Thokar Chowk, and College Road are receiving special attention in this endeavour. The progress of these initiatives is closely monitored through a dedicated app, ensuring their effectiveness.
Meanwhile, the PHA is taking innovative steps to combat the dengue epidemic that has loomed over the city. Their approach involves introducing mosquito-killing fish into fountains and water bodies within their jurisdiction. These specially deployed fish serve as natural predators, targeting mosquito larvae and disrupting their breeding cycle. This initiative aims to significantly reduce the mosquito population, thereby contributing to the containment of the dengue outbreak.