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Dengue-causing mosquitoes: Games officials face music

india Updated: Nov 11, 2009 00:15 IST
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Three Commonwealth Games-related sites figure in the list of places breeding mosquitoes, prompting the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to slap fines of respective Games sites’ officials during the last 24 hours.

As many as 1,335 challans were issued by the civic body since Monday even as it continued with precautionary measures to check the spread of dengue.

Municipal Health Officer Dr NK Yadav said: “Among other places, mosquitoes were breeding at a labour canteen in the Commonwealth Games village complex, at a stadium construction site in Khelgaon and the Khanna Tennis Stadium at RK Puram.”

“We have issued challans to the officials concerned for letting water stagnate and making it a breeding ground for dengue-causing mosquitoes,” Yadav added.

Mayor Dr Kanwar Sain said when he had visited the Games Village site a few days ago, officials had been fined for allowing water to stagnate in the area.

“MCD District Health Officer for the area and his team regularly visit the place and take necessary action,” Sain added.

The MCD is taking all precautions to check the spread of vector-borne diseases and keeping a tab on the number of confirmed cases, he said.

As many as 42 new dengue cases reported on Tuesday, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 627 this season, Health Officer Dr N.K. Yadav said.

On Monday, Health Minister Kiran Walia had instructed all private hospitals to furnish regular reports of dengue patients failing in which strict prosecutions as per provision will be made.