HOTBED: Heat and torrential rain have made it harder to combat the disease this year, so the CDC has called on the public to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds
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 theKaohsiung 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]