Fogging drive to contain mosquito menace.(File photo)
Fogging drive to contain mosquito menace.(File photo)

MCDs respond to plea on mosquito menace

The reports were a response to a plea initiated by the court, which stated that with the current Covid-19 situation, the efforts to contain the vector borne diseases have taken a backseat.
By HT Correspondent, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2021 05:24 AM IST

The three municipal corporations of Delhi (MCD) filed their status reports before the Delhi high court on Friday on the action taken by them to contain the mosquito menace in the city. The reports were a response to a plea initiated by the court, which stated that with the current Covid-19 situation, the efforts to contain the vector borne diseases have taken a backseat.

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said beat officers have been assigned to carry regular checks and till date, visits have been paid to 15,55,247 households till May 22.“Out of these, 1,979 houses were found breeding Aedes mosquito. The breeding has been treated followed by health education message to the house/building owners,” read the SDMC’s status report.

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation has said the department is taking efforts for behavioural change among citizens through regular RWA meetings, school rallies, community awareness campaigns in all municipal wards, etc.

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