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MCD finds `extensive` mosquito breeding in Delhi Police flats

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 1, 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.


First Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 22:33
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