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Hospitals turn mosquito haven

Four big hospitals of the Capital have been issued challans for letting their premises turn into breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

delhi Updated: Sep 17, 2010 00:19 IST
HT Correspondent

Four big hospitals of the Capital have been issued challans for letting their premises turn into breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has slapped notices to Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), All Indian Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital.

With dengue outbreak in the Capital, the very hospitals where patients are cured have turned into a haven for dengue causing mosquitoes.

This is the second time this monsoon season that the four hospitals have been fined for creating "mosquitogenic conditions". The health department of the civic body had fined LHMC just two days ago.

Apart from hospitals, mosquito breeding has left its toll on several government offices in the area such as Nirman Bhavan near Central Secretariat and Mausam Bhavan on Lodi Road.

According to NDMC, mosquito larvae were found in the overhead tanks of both the buildings. "The challans have been given to the junior engineers of the buildings who are responsible for maintaining cleanliness in the buildings," said an NDMC official.

The official added that the junior engineer of Rakab Ganj Gurudwara area has also been challaned. Among VIPs, the junior engineer of the Aviation Minister was fined recently.