It was in the morning that some officials were seen visiting houses to check for mosquito breeding. The youth said he was from MCD and assigned the task to check mosquito breeding in houses and fined people if mosquito breeding takes place on their premises.
On being asked, how many people have been challaned, he said the team was working in Shaheen Bagh and Abul Fazal Encalve and in AFE about five houses have been challaned over mosquito breeding.
Moreover, after knocking at houses, youth was seen asking whether the housekeeper has cooler or any other thing that could lead mosquito breeding.
The efforts to address mosquito breeding has been taken this year a bit early after reports have surfaced that cases of chikungunya are on the rise even before the onset of monsoon. At least 96 cases of chikungunya have been reported in Delhi this year, with 10 of them this month, according to a municipal report released Monday.
It is not known which locality has been hit. However, Okhla residents still remember that last year several people were reported to have allegedly died of dengue and high fever.
This year around the government is ready to address the issue in advance with desilting of nallah also been done in advance. “There are about 10,000 beds in Delhi government hospitals. We had put extra beds last year as well and this time as well, we will add more beds if needed,” said Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, adding, the focus would be more on preventive measures.