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March 27, 2020

WSSP joins hands with PDA to exterminate Covid-19

Peshawar

 
March 27, 2020

PESHAWAR: In a bid to check the spread of the coronavirus, Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) and Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) have joined hands to carry out a thorough disinfection and fumigation drive throughout the provincial capital.

“Earlier, we were in defensive mode and trying to contain spread of Covid-19. But now are taking aggressive steps to exterminate it completely,” said Syed Zafar Ali Shah,Director General PDA and acting Chief Executive Officer of WSSP.

The chief executive officer along with Secretary Local Government Elections and Rural Development Department Shakeel Ahmad Mian would also lead the operation. Fumigation and disinfection tankers and bowsers, on Thursday, disinfected both sides of University Road. Moreover, fronts of each and every building alongside the road were also disinfected.

WSSP and PDA have been chlorinating localities under their jurisdiction since the outbreak of the world-wide pandemic Covid-19.

The former has also been managing a quarantine center set up in Dauranpur for such patients. The disinfection started from Hayatabad phase-3 chowk. Over a dozen of tankers, firefighting trucks, bowsers and fumigation vehicles from PDA and WSSP took part in it.

The vehicles were divided in two groups, one to disinfect the road and Bus Rapid Transit fences while the second was assigned to spray footpaths and markets.

The vehicles also fumigated Board Bazaar, Danishabad, Tehkal Bala and Payan during the operation. The WSSP trained more teams who will carry out fumigation and disinfection in rural union councils under the supervision of district administration.

Community outreach teams of the sanitation company will carry out awareness campaign to sensitise the masses against Covid-19. “The fumigation will not only be helpful to kill the virus but also prevent dengue outbreak,” Zafar said. He said that WSSP was also carrying out disinfection of localities where cases were reported like Rahatabad.

“Houses and localities with even suspected cases are being chlorinated and fumigated repeatedly to kill the virus and protect residents,” he added.