MCD organises fogging, door-to-door awareness drives for chikungunya
Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Thursday organised fogging and door-to-door awareness campaign for dengue and chikungunya in the national Capital. To check the rising cases of dengue and chikungunya in Delhi, the MCD has come out with this fogging initiative.
The fortnight-long campaign was launched by Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay in his ward Malviya Nagar in presence of South MCD Commissioner P K Goel and other senior officers.
“The campaign will involve Councillors in a comprehensive door-to-door fogging and fumigation drive in their respective wards with an aim to overcome the challenge of chikungunya and dengue in the city. The municipal health workers will visit households to check the cases of mosquito breeding and also make citizens aware about the preventive measures,” said Upadhyay on its inauguration. He also asked his party workers to take part in the campaign actively. After the inauguration, all the officers took rounds in the nearby streets and conducted fogging besides making citizens aware about preventive measures like those of mosquito breeding and precautions when infected with the disease.
Goel said that cleanliness and awareness about the diseases are very important to stay healthy, adding they have initiated free test for the same. Goel added: “The present situation of Delhi is very bad and it needs full support from the Municipal Corporation and awareness of how to protect oneself is one measure that we can spread.”