Over 4,800 notices have been issued including to Airport Authority, DJB, colleges and DMRC construction site after mosquito breeding was detected on their premises during an ongoing campaign against dengue and malaria by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).
Mosquito breeding has been detected in more than 5,000 residences out of the 4.82 lakh houses checked.
The Public Health department of the civic body has also collected 10,000 samples for malaria vector.
Additional Commissioner Mita Singh claimed that “no big fish” is being spared during checking for mosquito breeding.
“19 challans and 41 notices have been issued by SDMC to several government agencies including Airport Authority, DJB, PWD, DDA, IGL, SPG, MCI, DMRC construction sites at GK-II, Chirag Delhi, principal of CRPF camp as well as to Parshwnath Construction, MC Construction and principals of ARSD college and Moti Lal Nehru college,” she said.
She said that it has been decided to intensify checking of mosquito breeding at big establishments, institutions and offices in the municipal corporation area. Commissioner of SDMC Punit Kumar Goel said that the civic body is taking all possible steps to control the outbreak of diseases like dengue and malaria.
In a high-level meeting with Public Health department officials, he directed them to gear up to meet any eventuality and make proper use of men, machine and material to prevent any outbreak of mosquito borne diseases, especially in view of approaching monsoon.
He instructed the DBCs to ensure mosquito breeding checking at every house and issuance of on-the-spot challans.
Dengue is transmitted by Aedes mosquito which breeds in stagnated water which is collected for more than seven days mostly at construction sites as well as inside desert coolers, over-head water tanks, flower pots, swimming pools, and discarded containers and tyres.