Okhla continues to be bad shape with broken roads, waterlogging and lack of basic amenities. The situation is worrying with residents deeply upset with the turn of event. Moreover, as reports are coming of monsoon, Okhla residents are more worried about the spread of dengue and chickungunya outbreak as it was in this locality last year when several deaths were reported.
This year situation appears to be bad as residents and experts are aware of the fact that dengue and chickungunya mosquitoes breed in waterlogged areas. Hence all over Delhi efforts are on to desilt drains. However, a photo shared by an Okhla resident Md Imtiaz on his timeline a few hours shows things are not very good.
To buttress his claim, the resident has also parked a video of his street on his timeline. It is another issue that he has not mentioned the address of the street in Jamia Nagar.
Many residents lamented that things are not good and with reports surfacing of mosquitoes spreading its wings there are fears that thing might not be very rosy this year too.
National dailies reports have pointed out that at least 89 cases of chikungunya have been reported in Delhi this year. Thirty-six cases of dengue have also been reported till May 13, according to a municipal report released.
Looking at things, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had directed authorities to make a comprehensive plan for combating vector-borne diseases.
“Delhi will be made mosquito-free. We will have to get rid of mosquito-borne diseases. It will be made a people’s movement. It is only possible with people’s participation,” Kejriwal had tweeted.
Moreover, a few days ago PWD has released WhatsApp and email IDs for residents, asking them to share waterlogging photos with them so that issues could be addressed.
It is not known that what has stopped officials from taking action in addressing the situation in Okhla and saving lives.