MCD unrolls house-to-house fogging after malaria case detected in Abul Fazal Enclave
OT, October 7, 2012 06:18 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/Okhla
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has launched a drive in New Delhi, including Jamia Nagar area, following reports of increase in dengue cases.
Besides pushing for fumigation, the MCD has launched a door-to-door campaign in Jamia Nagar and other localities to find out whether residents are using cooler, presence of puddles and stagnant water that have been attributed for breeding of mosquitoes.
The steps have been taken after health minister AK Walia directed officials to start house-to-house fogging.
Rahul Bhati from MCD health department told OKHLA TIMES that a malaria case has been reported from AFE and hence the department has unrolled the drive to contain the breeding of mosquitoes.
“Under the drive we are sprinkling medicines in water cooler and places of water logging. Residents will be penalized for dumping garbage outside and having stale water in their coolers,” he said.
Also, a drive has been launched to educate residents about the spread of mosquitoes due to puddle, water logging and not changing water at regular intervals in water cooler.
Many residents have fallen ill of viral fever, malaria and dengue in the locality. In one lane of AFE some three people have been found suffering from dengue and malaria. Moreover, the visit of patients suffering from such cases in hospitals has increased, according to Dr Ziaul Haque.
He said post monsoon moths are the breeding ground for mosquitoes. “There is no need to panic. Keep your surrounding clean and look well after water logging. Residents should also inform the MCD if they find some places where water logging is a regular thing. The mushrooming of mosquitoes should be stopped,” he said.
In 2010, a lot of cases of dengue were reported from the Jamia Nagar area. And once again with reports surfacing in the media of spread of dengue in Delhi, residents are a worried lot.
A corporation release has highlighted that authorities have reported some 29 fresh cases of dengue in a day in the capital city.
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