North MCD cracks down on vector breeding
In comparison to the last year, dengue cases in the city have risen five times and so far one death has been recorded. The Opposition councilors have lambasted the MCDs for its failure to curb the spurt of the disease in the city.
A host of police stations including Chandni Chowk, Metro stations and schools have also been <g data-gr-id="43">challaned</g> so far. Delhi Jal Board’s Dilshad Garden office, DTC bus depot at Yamuna Vihar and Ambedkar College have been <g data-gr-id="44">challaned</g> too in the process. In addition to this, EDMC’s newly constructed waste-to-energy plant in Ghazipur has also been identified as one of the biggest mosquito breeding points. As per the rules, each and every point that is identified as a breeding ground for mosquitoes should be <g data-gr-id="45">challaned</g> separately.
The Commissioners have also advised the health officials to keep a strict vigil on public areas. Along with this, on observing a rise in cases of dengue, the civic bodies have increased the staff. “More than 200 employees of the Corporation have been added to the field, who would be <g data-gr-id="41">responsible </g><g data-gr-id="42"><g data-gr-id="41">to keep</g> a check on dengue mosquito breeding</g>,” informed a Corporation official.
According to the data provided by all three MCDs, a total 119 cases of dengue with one death have been registered this year. The number of cases in this month as of August 8 has seen a steep rise as compared to 38 cases in 2011, 10 cases in 2012, 41 in 2013 and 23 cases in 2014 in the month of August. In North and South MCDs, a total 42 cases have been recorded, whereas 13 cases of dengue have been seen in the EDMC. Total 995 cases were recorded in 2014, 5,574 in 2013, 2,093 in 2012, 1,131 in 2011 and 6,259 cases in 2010.
The malaria statistics <g data-gr-id="31">too</g> reveal a sad picture. Around 20 cases were recorded till August 2015, 53 cases in 2014, 122 cases in 2013, 88 cases in 2012 and 20 cases in 2011.
Reacting over mushrooming cases of dengue, Leader of Opposition Mukesh (North Corporation) Goel said: “Delhi has become the breeding ground for the mosquitoes. There are a number of potholed roads and streets with mosquitoes calling for an epidemic-like situation.”
NDMC school kids rally to create awareness about dengue, chikungunya
Hundreds of children from New Delhi Municipal Council’s Navyug Schools participated in a rally organised by NDMC to create awareness about prevention of dengue and chikungunya. Nikhil Kumar, secretary, NDMC, flagged off the rally from Navyug School, Mandir Marg on Wednesday morning. Addressing the <g data-gr-id="64">children</g> Nikhil Kumar said that we have not only to fight the menace of dengue but have to eradicate it completely. He urged the children to spread the message of prevention of this deadly menace which has spread during the last 10-15 years. He expressed happiness to the fact that there was no death due to dengue in the NDMC area during the past so many years.
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