Health dept sends notice to district hospitals, police over stagnant water
According to district health officials, the authorities of these three bodies were neglectful in their approach towards destroying breeding grounds for mosquitoes in their office premises.noida Updated: Jul 02, 2017 21:50 IST
Continuing its crackdown on breeding of mosquitoes in stagnant water, the district health department issued notice to the district hospital, Super Specialty Child Hospital and Post Graduate Institute and sector 39 police station on Saturday evening for allowing waterlogging on their premises.
According to district health officials, the authorities of these three bodies were neglectful in their approach towards destroying breeding grounds for mosquitoes in their office premises.
They have been asked to remove the stagnant water in three days.
“We conducted another round of inspection on Saturday morning and found mosquito breeding places in their premises. We issued notices to Dr Vandana Sharma, chief medical superintendent of the district hospital; Dr AK Bhatt, director of Super Specialty Child Hospital & PGI and Ajay Kumar Singh, station house officer of Police Station sector 39,” said Rajesh Sharma, district malaria officer.
This is the third time in a week when the health department conducted surprise inspections and issued notices over stagnant water and mosquito breeding.
The department had earlier issued notice to Noida Authority two times and other bodies such as the Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation.
If the bodies refuse to remove the breeding grounds, health department staff will themselves visit the site and take action and recover the cost of their services from the defaulters.
The inspections were part of a campaign launched by the health department ahead of the monsoon season to stop the breeding of mosquitoes.
Residents have been asked to clean and dry all utensils, vases, discarded tyres, coolers and any instrument that can hold water for days. Mosquitoes breeding in stagnant water are carriers of vector borne diseases such as dengue and chikungunya.
Taking cognizance of the past notices, Sharma said the health department will revisit the places that have been issued notice to see the steps taken in compliance.
“We will begin that drive from Wednesday after a video conferencing with senior officials of state health department,” said Sharma.
First Published: Jul 02, 2017 21:50 IST