With cases of dengue deaths on rise in Okhla, a deprived locality and very little ground work taken over months, local leaders have started taking up the task of fogging.
On Thursday, Okhla AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan hit the road in Abul Fazal Enclave with his supporters carrying fogging machine.
Residents said the MLA was seen fogging in the locality and promise to continue it for coming days. On Thursday, the MLA sent this message to several media organizations: “You are requested to join fogging with six fogging machines at Al-Shifa hospital Abul Fazal Enclave along with Minister Kapil Mishra and at 6:00 pm.” Mishra didn’t turn up but the MLA did.
Before him, days ago, Congress councilor Shoeb Danish, who now is down with fever and hospitalised, too had started fogging in the locality. Residents said he was seen for days camping in his constituency directing the staff in fogging work. Other political aspirants too had participated in fogging campaign in the locality which till now has seen the highest number of deaths due to dengue. It is another thing that the MCD continues to give different figure. Residents strongly feel that the dengue death cases have been underreported and hence many are unaware of the looking health care threat in Okhla.
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