The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will conduct an anti-larvae drive at the RG Kar Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday as a part of the special drive taken up by the civic authorities.
The drives are conducted in presence of Atin Ghosh, member, Mayor in Council (health). Earlier, the KMC had conducted drives at Calcutta Medical College and Hospital and Nilratan Sarkar medical College and Hospital. The larvae of mosquitoes that spread malaria and dengue were found in the overhead tanks and underground water reservoirs of NRS Medical College and hospital. The action was immediately taken.
The KMC found mosquito larvae in the roof of Eden Hospital after the rainwater pipe clogged. A high level meeting was held where the Principal of CMC & H Dr Tapan Lahiri, superintendent and deputy superintendent of the hospital were present. Senior officials of PWD that looks after the maintenance of the hospital along with senior officials of vector control wing of KMC were present at the meeting. The civic authorities discussed about the steps that should be taken to kill the larvae.
The KMC is holding administrative meetings in every borough where apart from the senior officials of its health department, officials of building, solid waste and drainage and sewerage departments are present. The administrative meeting of boroughs 13, 14 and 16 will be held on Saturday. The meetings are presided over by Atin Ghosh.
Dr Debashis Biswas, chief vector control officer said special anti larvae drive had been conducted all over the city. KMC personnel are visiting every house and apartment and campaigns are being conducted containing dos and don’ts. There are five Dengu detection centres run by KMC where blood samples are examined free of cost and medicine given to the affected persons.
Ghosh is going to Delhi to attend a meeting that has been convened by the union health ministry on vector borne diseases next week. It may be recalled that the union health ministry had lauded the steps taken by the KMC to combat malaria and dengue in 2015.