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BMC to continue anti-malaria measures through the year

mumbai Updated: Aug 22, 2010 00:55 IST
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The municipal corporation has decided to follow the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) to control malaria for the entire year.

The decision was taken in a meeting held at the Mayor’s Bungalow at Shivaji Park, presided by Mayor Shraddha Jadhav.

Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray Municipal Commissioner Swadheen Kshatriya, Additional Municipal Commissioner (Health) Manisha Mhaiskar, civic Standing Committee Chairman Rahul Shewale and other senior municipal officials were also present at the meeting.

“SOP means whatever precautions or measures we have taken in the past 15 days to control malaria cases will be followed for the entire year,” explained Mhaiskar.

Officials from the Health department will review the number of positive malaria cases every month and compile test reports for the SOP.

Of the 2,473 construction sites in the city, the municipal body has sent notices to 1,790 sites for not following its anti-larvicide spraying.

The municipal corporation will also treat mosquito nets with chemicals for free to make them more effective at five spots — F-south ward office building and Dharamwala building in Parel, Aakruti construction at Andheri (East), Offbeat construction at Kurla, Kamani area and HDIL construction at Vidyavihar on Premier Road.