MCD finds `extensive` mosquito breeding in Delhi Police flats
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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 01, 2011, 22:33
  
New Delhi: Extensive breeding of mosquitoes has been found in the residential flats of Delhi Police by the MCD, which has decided to write to the city police chief in this regard.

Apart from Delhi Police flats and police stations, the MCD has identified several other local bodies and departments as sensitive for mosquitogenic conditions.

The civic body will soon write to these departments asking them to check breeding of aedes mosquitoes.

"Delhi Police flats are not maintained well and mosquito breeding has been found extensively here. That is why we have decided to write to the Commissioner of Police to check for breeding of aedes mosquito in its domestic level," Dr V K Mongia, Chairman of MCD Health Committee, said.

So far 62,73,806 houses have been visited for checking the mosquito breeding as compared to 59,21,222 last year. 3,931 houses were found positive for breeding, and legal notices issued to 6,120 against 12,715 last year.

"Mosquito breeding can be checked only when all local bodies and departments work in coordination. So we appeal to the citizens, senior functionaries of agencies like DDA, DJB, Delhi Police, CPWD, Irrigation and Flood Department and Department of Environment besides management services of MCD to join hands with MCD to keep Delhi away from dengue this season," Mongia said.

The first case of dengue was reported in the month of March. Till now, four cases of dengue have been reported this year. Mongia said that finding breeding of aedes mosquitoes in the summer season is a matter of serious concern.

"This may lead to spread of disease in the favourable season for mosquito breeding i.e. rainy and onset of winter season, if not checked on time," he said.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, June 01, 2011, 22:33


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