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KMC issues show-cause notices to two more officials

Atin Ghosh, member, Mayor in council (Health) said the Vector control officer of Borough VIII, Gopal Mahapatra and vector control officer of ward 68, KK Patra had been given show-cause notices as they did not inform the civic authorities about the steps taken to spread diseases like Malaria and dengue in ward 68.

The civic authorities on Tuesday had issued show cause notice on 32 employees including two doctors on charges of dereliction of duty. A KMC team led by Ghosh visited ITI, Ballygunge and found the larvae of malaria and dengue inside the ITI campus.

The ITI is situated in the post Mandeville Garden where there is a private school, residential houses and multi-storied apartments.

The KMC team found that garbage had not been cleaned and there was accumulation water in several spots. The water samples were tested and malaria and dengue larvae were found. Ghosh said all the staffs of the health department had been instructed to inform the KMC about the work taken up in the borough and ward. The heap of garbage and the accumulated water clearly pointed out that they had not done their work.

Ghosh also issued a notice to the ITI authorities asking them to take immediate steps to clear garbage and the accumulated water. A joint drive with KMC would be conducted on August 13 at the institute.

Senior officials of health department said it had become mandatory to check the rooftops and campus of state and centre run institutions and office buildings where used tea cups, old tyres.

These are ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. Moreover, the weather is congenial for the larvae to multiply. Despite repeated requests, the authorities refused to keep the vicinity of their campus clean.

He said the KMC had been carrying out massive awareness campaigns here through public address system, health department workers make people aware of the dos and don’ts to prevent spread of the disease.

He said people had been requested to clean the container where water was stored at least once a week.

They have been also requested to go to the KMC laboratory to test blood if they were found to be suffering from fever.

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