Pak health authorities seek government permission to import mosquito nets from India after malaria cases surge due to floods: report

Updated: Sep 22 2022 9:12PM

Islamabad, Sep 22 (PTI) Pakistani Health authorities have sought the government’s permission to procure around 7.1 million mosquito nets from India due to a surge in the vector borne diseases in the wake of the devastating floods in several parts of the country, a media report said on Thursday.

The development came after a deadly malaria onslaught wreaked relentless havoc in flood-affected regions of the country, where hundreds of cases of deadly ‘Plasmodium falciparum’ species of the disease are being reported on a daily basis, The News International reported.

“The National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHS, R&C) has sought the permission of the Ministry of Commerce to procure around 7.1 million mosquito nets from India,” an official of the NHS, R&C was quoted as saying in the report.