Premier approves dengue fever funds for Kaohsiung

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Taipei Times
Date: Jun 20, 2019
By: Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has approved a subsidy of NT$52.1 million (US$1.66 million) for the

A pest control contractor fumigates an unoccupied building at a Marine Corps base in Kaohsiung yesterday to exterminate mosquitoes that could spread dengue fever.
Photo: Chang Chung-i, Taipei Times

Kaohsiung City Government to combat an outbreak of dengue fever.

Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) made the announcement at an ad-hoc meeting in Kaohsiung on how the Executive Yuan and local governments can better streamline efforts to curb the spread of the disease.

Su last week said that the city government earlier this month had asked for NT$10.7 million to contain the outbreak, which the Executive Yuan granted.

However, Han on Monday made a surprise visit to the Legislative Yuan in Taipei to lobby lawmakers for more funds to fight the outbreak.    [FULL  STORY]

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