NDMC notice to AIIMS Director on mosquito breeding spots

The NDMC has sent a notice to the AIIMS Director to clear the aedes mosquito breeding spots in the country's premier health institute's campus at the earliest failing which the civic body will remove them and impose a fine on the institute.

New Delhi: The NDMC has sent a notice to the AIIMS Director to clear the aedes mosquito breeding spots in the country's premier health institute's campus at the earliest failing which the civic body will remove them and impose a fine on the institute.

"During inspections, presence of breeding ground of aedes mosquito were spotted at several pockets within the AIIMS campus which includes the residential campus. Despite being issued several notices, the administration has failed to take preventive measures to check breeding of mosquitoes," said an New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) official.

Despite being challaned on almost eight occasions and 17 notices being served by NDMC, the institute has failed to take preventive measures to check breeding of mosquitoes, so the notice has been sent to the AIIMS Director, for violating provisions of the NDMC Act and asked to clear up the breeding spots at the earliest.

Around 100 residents of the AIIMS campus including doctors have contracted dengue in the past one month.

According to several faculty members residing at eastern and western areas of the AIIMS residential campus, many staff and their family members have been affected by dengue in the past one month.

"Several doctors and AIIMS staff and their family members had contracted dengue and some had to be even admitted in AIIMS. There are heaps of garbage lying everywhere, in the parks and roads and there is no proper drainage," said a senior doctor at AIIMS.

The son of an AIIMS technician and a 45-year-old staffer working as an office attendant at the Director's office, had died due to dengue.

The national capital is reeling under the attack of dengue which has affected over 2000 people and claimed 21 lives.