Deputy Mayor reviews dengue combat plan

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New Delhi, Oct 4 (UNI) Deputy Mayor Savinderjeet Singh Bajwa today reviewed the dengue combat plan at a high-level meeting and directed officials to step up efforts to check breeding of mosquitoes.

''October is most congenial for outbreak of dengue and it is, therefore, imperative that preventive measures to combat dengue must be accelerated,'' he said.

He said MCD staff has visited 1,77,61,967 houses of which mosquito breeding was detected in 77,741 houses.

Legal notices were issued to owners of 65,713 and prosecution action was launched against 14,214 persons.

Mr Bajwa said the cooperation from Sanitation and Horticulture Department will be sought if required.

''Resident Welfare Associations must also be involved in creating awareness to prevent mosquito breeding,'' he added.

He said water accumulated at fountains, municipal school buildings and office buildings shall be treated with disinfectants.

He also directed the Zonal Deputy Health Officers to carry out fogging operations in a time-bound and phased manner.

The meeting was attended by Additional Commissioner (Health) K D Akolia, Municipal Health Officer N K Yadav and Deputy Health Officers of all the 12 zones of MCD.

UNI

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