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MCD not ready to take on mosquitoes

delhi Updated: Jul 16, 2009 01:21 IST
HT Correspondent

Is the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) ready for the mosquito season now that the first case of dengue has been reported?

The answer would be a definite no.

The few spells of rain in the city has already led to an increase in the mosquito population across the city.

The MCD is responsible for undertaking preventive measures to check dengue.

But in a season when domestic breeding checkers should be busy, many have of have not being reporting for work.

“The checkers, who are suppose to carry out the ground work, come in the morning to give their attendance and vanish after that. This will not be tolerated and stringent action will be taken against them,” said Mayor Kanwar Sain.

Though Sain was candid enough to admit this fact, noaction has not been taken against truant
employees as yet.

The civic body on Wednesday also admitted there was high breeding in desert coolers.
Mosquitoes were found breeding in 8,549 houses and legal notices were issued.

“Maximum breeding has been found in desert coolers. Other sites include uncovered water tanks and bird pots,” said MCD commissioner K S Mehra.

“Delhi is experiencing intermittent rains and with favourable atmospheric conditions, the chances of mosquito breeding would further increase substantially,” he said.