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Pune police stations breeding mosquitoes; PMC serves notice to 12 

Alarmed by the rising cases of dengue in the city, the health department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has intensified its drive to check mosquito breeding spots in the city

pune Updated: Jul 28, 2017 11:55 IST
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Notices were served to police stations across Pune where stagnant water, breeding grounds for mosquitoes, was found.
Notices were served to police stations across Pune where stagnant water, breeding grounds for mosquitoes, was found.(AFP/ HT PHOTO)

The health department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has issued notices to 12 police stations across the city where stagnant water, breeding grounds for mosquitoes, was found.

Alarmed by the rising cases of dengue in the city, the health department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has intensified its drive to check mosquito breeding spots in the city.

The department has informed that this year alone from January onwards the city has registered 376 dengue suspected cases out of which a total of 204 suspected cases have been registered in the month of July. Out of the 376 cases so far, 86 have been confirmed with dengue. The statistics from the department has revealed that the dengue cases saw a sudden rise in June and July during the rainy season.

So far, the health department has issued over 11,000 notices to public and private buildings in the city for mosquito breeding. Apart from dengue, a total of four malaria suspected cases have been registered in July and 20 cases of suspected Chikungunya.

The data available with the PMC states that so far 7,744 private places and 4,134 public places have been found to be breeding mosquitoes in the city. A fine of Rs 51,366 has been collected from them.