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Noida stadium admin served notice over mosquito breeding

The health department served notices to the Noida stadium administration, police officials and fire department after finding stagnant water in their premises

noida Updated: Jul 09, 2017 23:07 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Hindustan Times
Noida,Noida stadium,vector-borne diseases
The district health department officials issued notices on Friday evening to Noida authority after finding stagnant water in Noida stadium in Sector 21.

In a drive against breeding of mosquitoes in the district, the health department issued notices to the Noida stadium administration, police officials and the fire department for their alleged negligence in destroying breeding grounds in their office premises.

The breeding grounds are destroyed so that mosquitoes which cause vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and chikungunya do not breed.

The district health department officials issued notices on Friday evening to Noida authority after finding stagnant water in Noida stadium in Sector 21 and to station house officer of Sector 58 police station, in-charge of Sector 24 police chowki and fire service officer of fire office in Sector 58.

“We conducted another surprise inspection in different locations in Noida and found that the Noida stadium, few police and fire stations had stagnant water on their office premises,” said Rajesh Sharma, district malaria officer, health department.

This is the fourth instance in two weeks that the health department has issued notice to different bodies in Noida including Noida authority, police, district administration, residents’ welfare association and Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation.

The mentioned bodies were allegedly found negligent in doing their duty which was to destroy breeding ground for mosquitoes in their month long campaign against vector-borne diseases, the officials said.

Residents have been asked to clean their utensils, vessels, coolers, vases, pots and discarded tyres regularly to avoid water to become stagnant.The guilty bodies have been given a stipulated time of three days to destroy the breeding ground for mosquitoes. If they fail to do the task, then health department will carry the work and levy fine from them.

Sharma further said their department will also conduct inspection of the resident sectors in the district.

“Anybody found guilty of negligence will be served notice and asked to destroy the breeding ground immediately,” said Sharma.

First Published: Jul 08, 2017 23:26 IST