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Dengue threat: Health dept slaps notice on Noida authority, UPSRTC for allowing water to stagnate

Departments given three days to clean their office premises in order to prevent mosquito breeding

noida Updated: Jun 27, 2017 23:46 IST
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The department had also issued several advisories cautioning the public against letting water stagnate on their premises after rain.(SUNIL GHOSH/HT PHOTO)

The district health department has issued notices to 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, thereby increasing the risk of people contracting vector-borne diseases.

The residents’ welfare association of Sector 35 was also slapped a notice in this regard.

The district health department has started inspecting various public places and institutes in the city to nab offenders. The department had also issued several advisories cautioning people against letting water stagnate on their premises as it could lead to mosquito breeding.

After conducting an inspection on Tuesday morning, the chief medical officer Dr Anurag Bhargav issued notices to the government departments and the RWA.

“We have issued notices to the officials concerned of these bodies and departments after conducting a surprise inspection of their office premises. They were found to be negligent in maintaining their surroundings,” said Dr Bhargav.

The senior project engineer of public health department, Noida authority; deputy director of horticulture department, Noida authority; the director of the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research; assistant regional manager of UPSRTC and the president of Sector 35 RWA have been issued notices granting them three days to remove the stagnant water from their premises.

“If they fail to remove the water in three days, then staff from theb health department will visit their premises and do the job. The cost and service charge of this work would be borne by these officials, in accordance with clause 9 of the Malaria, Chikungunya and Dengue Act ,2016,” said Rajesh Sharma, district malaria officer, health department.

Read I Noida residents worried by increase in mosquitoes following recent rain

Ahead of the monsoon in Delhi-NCR, 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 breeding of female anopheles mosquitoes that spread malaria and the aedes mosquito that causes dengue and chikungunya.

The CMO had also warned owners and representatives of offices, institutes and sectors to destroy all mosquito breeding ground, else face action.

“We will continue our drive against vector-borne diseases and will conduct surprise checks and inspections,” said Dr Bhargav.

First Published: Jun 27, 2017 23:46 IST

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