Supreme Court parking site, Metro station, bus depots fined for mosquito breeding
During a high level meeting on Tuesday, south Delhi commissioner Puneet Goel has directed officials to intensify checking of mosquito breeding at big establishment, institutions and offices.delhi Updated: Jul 05, 2017 00:17 IST
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has issued challans to 91 properties, occupied by important institutions, where mosquito breeding has been detected.
The properties included Supreme Court’s car-parking lot near Nizamuddin, Airport Authority of India’s guest house, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s Tilak Nagar station, an under construction Metro site at Gulabi Bagh, five Delhi government schools, Delhi Transport Corporation’s depots, CRPF Mahila Battalion Camp at Dwarka and Central Public Works Department’s engineering office at Nanakpura. These agencies are being penalised up to Rs 50,000 and amount will be paid in the court.
“We will not spare anyone. Wherever breeding will be noticed, we will take appropriate action. In last one month, we have challaned 91 VIP properties which included the SC car-parking lot where challan has been issued to the parking contractor,” said senior official from public health department.
Apart from this, the department has issued 25,184 legal notices and 1,617 prosecutions to residential properties and offices in south Delhi.
During a high level meeting on Tuesday, south Delhi commissioner Puneet Goel has directed officials to intensify checking of mosquito breeding at big establishment, institutions and offices.
“Public health hazards cannot be overlooked and all possible steps will be taken to prevent and control dengue and malaria. We will revisit the sites to ensure that they are maintaining cleanliness and preventing the scope for the mosquitoes to breed in future,” said Goel. He has also asked all employees to remain alert.
So far, around 1,200 dengue breeding checkers have visited 14 lakh residential units at least 3-5 times. “During these visits, mosquito breeding was found in 23,657 houses. The department has also collected 10,231 samples for malaria at these places,” said the official.
The corporation is also carrying out a sensitisation programme called ‘Dengue/ malaria prevention month’ during which they will educate residents about water-borne diseases.
A total of 153 cases of chikungunya and 99 cases of dengue have been reported by Delhi hospitals since January this year, according to report for the week ending on July 1, released by the Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) on Monday. The number of malaria cases have also gone up, with 125 cases having been reported since January.