Coordination, extra vigil to check diseases during CWG: MCD

Last Updated: Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 19:33

New Delhi: All agencies and stakeholders will
have to be extra vigilant to prevent vector and water-borne
diseases in the national capital, especially in view of the
coming Commonwealth Games, the MCD has said.

With the Games just a few months away, a meeting of MCD,
Delhi government, DJB, DMRC, Delhi Police, DDA, Northern
Railway, DTC, Flood and Irrigation Department and DSIIDC was
held yesterday to discuss measures to prevent such diseases.

At the Inter-sectoral Coordination Meeting, which was
preponed by two months in view of the mega sporting event in
October, Municipal Commissioner K S Mehra said the next few
months will be all the more important because it involves the
prestige of the country before the international community.

"There is potential for spread of such vector and
water-borne diseases in view of the large scale construction
activities and presence of migrant labour. We will have to be
extra alert," he said.

For the past few years, Delhi has seen a large number of
cases of dengue after the rainy season. Officials say the
month of October generally witnesses an increase in dengue
cases, a fact which is causing some concern as the mega
sporting event is scheduled from October 3 to 14.

Mehra stressed on the need to focus on unauthorised
colonies from where the maximum number of cases is reported.
He asked Irrigation and Flood Control Department and DSIIDC to
ensure free flow of water in these colonies to prevent
stagnation of water and breeding of mosquitoes.

He said it is important to have regular desilting of
drains and taking anti-larval measures along the bank of
Yamuna river.

Municipal Health Officer N K Yadav urged all the civic
agencies to nominate a Nodal Officer from their organisation
to coordinate with MCD in preventing mosquito breeding and
keeping a check on diseases like dengue, malaria and


First Published: Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 19:33

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