KMC team finds mosquito larvae in Nizam Palace
Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) officials on Friday found larvae of dengue and malaria mosquitoes in Nizam Palace, a Central government office complex.
The complex houses both offices and residential quarters.
A KMC team headed by Atin Ghosh, member, Mayor-in-Council (Health) and other senior officials including Debashis Biswas and other staff visited the complex this afternoon. The complex is maintained by Central Public Works department (CPWD).
Aedes Aegypti larvae were found in the water of some abandoned containers. Aedes Aegypti larvae were found in the water of an unused tank that was found atop the Indian Account and Audit building. Garbage was spotted behind MSO Building. Aedes Aegypti larvae were found near the staff quarters. The cover of the overhead tanks in Blocks A and B were missing too.
Ghosh held talks with senior engineers of CPWD and urged them to take steps to clean the area. KMC employees are spraying mosquito repellents inside the complex and the Rapid Action Teams visit the complex twice a month.
Ghosh said that despite sustained awareness campaigns by KMC against dengue and malaria, people are yet to pull up their socks. "It is not possible for any civic body to have total control over dengue and malaria. People will have to come forward and follow the dos and don'ts issued by KMC over and again," he maintained. Ghosh said that he had told the senior officials to take up the matter seriously as thousands of visitors come to the complex everyday.