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BMC to put up posters to fight malaria

mumbai Updated: May 16, 2012 01:17 IST
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The BMC will put up posters across residential complexes in the city to explain methods of malaria control. The civic body's pre-monsoon awareness campaign is aimed at people in housing societies who seem to assume that mosquitoes breed only in slums.

"Malaria is not restricted to any particular class. Mosquito breeding grounds are not just restricted to slum pockets. We have come across several breeding sites in plush flats and buildings," said Dr Arun Bamne, joint executive health officer, BMC.

The posters will also be in English to connect with the non-Marathi populace. The communication will carry a list of do's and don'ts for curbing the spread of malaria.

The awareness campaign would be conducted across around 1,38,000 buildings in the city.

"About 6,700 posters have already been distributed," a BMC official said.

"Patients who test positive for malaria often complain that despite staying in relatively cleaner vicinities, they suffer from malaria," said Dr Pratit Samdani, a physician with Jaslok hospital.

"Malaria can happen to anyone. People are yet not aware that malaria-causing mosquito breeds in clean water."

"We are seeing at least two to three cases of malaria every day," Samdani added.