NKDA takes up measures to check spread of dengue
Kolkata: New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has taken up elaborate measures to check the spread of dengue in vast areas under its jurisdiction in New Town.
It may be recalled that at a recently held meeting, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked all the civic bodies to expedite their drives against mosquitoes.
NKDA has set up teams comprising senior officials to supervise the drives. The frequency of spraying of larvicide and fumigation has been increased to combat the situation.
A massive awareness campaign has been taken up when NKDA officials interacted with the residents of different societies and housing complexes, commercial housing complexes and with non-residential sector.
Over 12,000 leaflets have been distributed. Spraying of larvacide and fumigation at the housing complexes are done at regular intervals. NKDA officials said the interactive sessions have resulted in good results as the residents of the housing complexes have been told about the dos and don'ts to combat dengue.
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) had been carrying out campaigns throughout the year but the awareness drives have failed to yield desired results as no interactive sessions with the residents have ever been held.
For killing of mosquitoes at the larvae stage, NKDA has engaged an agency.
The larvacide activities have gone up for the entire New Town area and the emphasis has been given to bring under coverage all areas where there is stagnant water that is at campuses of different housing societies, commercial housing complexes, market places and office building premises.
Special attention is given to the sites where construction work is going on and special teams are visiting these places frequently.
If stagnant water is found at the construction sites, larvacide is sprayed and then notices are being served on the owner asking him to take necessary action to ensure that there is no stagnant water at the site. Larvacide is also being sprayed at stagnant water in
NKDA has set up a control room is functional up to 10 pm every day. All telephone calls are attended within 24 hours. A three day fever clinic at Swapno Bhor concluded on Friday. It was run by the Chief Medical Officer Health (CMOH), North 24 Parganas on the request of NKDA from 2 pm to 4 pm.