NDMC issues 146 challans over dengue breeding
Safdarjung hospital, prestigious Delhi Golf Club, Shivaji Stadium and Akashwani Bhawan are among the 146 buildings challaned by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) after dengue mosquitoes were found breeding in their premises.
The civic body has so far issued a total of 3,337 notices this season. Among the buildings which have been issued notices by NDMC are prominent hospitals including AIIMS, Safdarjung, Lady Hardinge medical college and LHMC hospital. Prestigious hotels such as Ashoka and Taj Man Singh have also been issued notices after the inspection team detected mosquitogenic conditions in their premises.
“We have issued 3337 notices and 146 challans this season over dengue breeding. During the inspection, if the premises are tested positive for mosquito breeding, they are issued notices,” a senior NDMC official said. “But if no improvement is found in the hygiene conditions during the next inspection, the defaulters are issued challan,” he added.
According to municipal reports, at least 171 cases of dengue have been reported this season in Delhi with 52 of these being recorded in the first week of August. The vector-borne disease claimed its first victim on July 21 when a girl from Jafrabad in north-east Delhi died at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital.