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Noida: Health dept pulls up four building owners over mosquito breeding

Chief medical officer (CMO) Dr Anurag Bhargav, district malaria officer Rajesh Sharma and other officials inspected various sites near Sector 39. After the inspection, the department issued notices to KCP construction site in Sector 39, Government PG College in Sector 39, Mechanical Workshop of Noida authority and Additional Road Transport Office (ARTO) in Sector 32.

noida Updated: Jun 29, 2017 22:30 IST
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Failing the deadline, the staff of health department will take action by using sprays and other measures to control mosquito breeding. The offenders will be charged the cost of treatment and services of the staff.
Failing the deadline, the staff of health department will take action by using sprays and other measures to control mosquito breeding. The offenders will be charged the cost of treatment and services of the staff.

Continuing its crackdown against breeding of mosquitoes, the district health department issued notices to four parties on Wednesday evening, warning them of action if they fail to get rid of stagnant water and garbage on their building premises.

Chief medical officer (CMO) Dr Anurag Bhargav, district malaria officer Rajesh Sharma and other officials inspected various sites near Sector 39. After the inspection, the department issued notices to KCP construction site in Sector 39, Government PG College in Sector 39, Mechanical Workshop of Noida authority and Additional Road Transport Office (ARTO) in Sector 32.

“We inspected the premises of buildings in the area and found that some of the spots were breeding grounds for mosquitoes as water was stagnant and garbage piled up. They had not taken any action despite repeated warnings. Therefore, we have sent them a notice seeking immediate action on the issue,” Rajesh Sharma, district malaria officer, health department, said.

The notice was issued by health department under Uttar Pradesh Malaria, Dengue, Kala Azar and Other Epidemic Diseases (Prevention and Control) Rules, 2016, under which the offender is given three days to rid the premises of stagnant water and breeding grounds.

Failing the deadline, the staff of health department will take action by using sprays and other measures to control mosquito breeding. The offenders will be charged the cost of treatment and services of the staff.

“I would like to state that the fine can extend to Rs50,000-60,000 if no action is taken by the offender,” said Dr Anurag Bhargav, CMO, Gautam Budh Nagar.

As Noida witnessed heavy rainfall on Wednesday night, the chances of vector-borne diseases have increased in the district, officials said. The health department has been running campaigns to create awareness among people about vector-borne diseases such as malaria, chikungunya and dengue that are caused by female anopheles and aedes mosquitoes.

Residents have been asked to ensure that water is not stagnating in their homes and also to clean all empty utensils and other containers such as buckets, vases, old tyres and coolers.

On Tuesday, the department issued notices to the public health and horticulture departments of Noida authority, the National Institute for Cancer Prevention and Research and Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation for allowing water to stagnate on their premises.

“Further action will be taken after the stipulated time of three days,” said Sharma.