Quoting from the last year’s data showing how working population is most vulnerable to dengue and malaria, MCD commissioner KS Mehra on Sunday said there is a need to pay attention to work places as well as residential areas to prevent the vector-borne diseases.
The senior official also warned of action against those creating conditions suitable for breeding of mosquitoes.
“An analysis of dengue cases notified in 2010 has revealed that about 65% cases were reported in the age group of 15 years to 45 years, which is involved in the outdoor activities,” Mehra said in a release here.
Mosquito breeding in offices and at work places is a serious concern; Mehra said and appealed the people to cooperate in checking breeding of mosquitoes. He also appealed the administrative heads of all government and autonomous bodies, offices, educational institutions, commercial establishments, market associations as well as citizens to initiate suitable steps to prevent mosquito breeding.
The municipal commissioner also warned that under Delhi Municipal Corporation (malaria and other vector borne diseases) bye-laws 1975, creating mosquito-genic conditions and failure to take preventive measures are punishable.
It was also advised to use coolers designed by NCDC instead of conventional ones.