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Clear garbage dumps twice a day: Jung to civic bodies

Amidst the worst outbreak of dengue and chikungunya in Delhi in recent times, LG Najeeb Jung on Monday directed the civic bodies to get garbage dumps cleared twice a day and the city administration to take action against private hospitals which deny admission to poor patients.

Jung asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to take strict action against concessionaires responsible for cleaning dhalaos (garbage dumps) in case of poor performance. Jung also directed all deputy commissioners (revenue) to step up efforts and prepare a daily roster of inspections to be personally undertaken by them and their Sub-Divisional Magistrates and Additional District Magistrates.

Daily reports of the visits undertaken are required to be submitted to the Divisional Commissioner with a copy to the LG’s office. The LG held a meeting at Raj Niwas to review the issues related to cleanliness in Delhi, keeping in view the occurrence of cases of chikungunya, dengue and malaria. The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain and senior officers from agencies concerned.

 “All three municipal commissioners and chairman (NDMC) have been directed to ensure that dhalaos are cleared and cleaned twice a day, starting on Tuesday. Each supervisor of dhalao must submit a written report of compliance of cleaning of dhalaos twice daily to the municipal commissioner,” the LG’s office said. The AAP government and the BJP-ruled MCDs have been blaming each other for not maintaining cleanliness. 
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