Corporators debate malaria in BMC

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Mumbai, Jul 24 (UNI) With Malaria alone claiming 19 lives in the metropolis since the onset of monsoon in June, it was a hotly debated topic in the BMC house today.

Shiv Sena corporator Sunil Shinde, in a notice, said the under-construction buildings and the people working there were the most vulnerable and such buildings should be cleared of any water accumulation.

''The corporation should act against such builders,'' he said.

Additional Municipal Commissioner R A Rajiv said the administration was working towards preventing the spread of malaria all over the city and 50 per cent of the vulnerable areas had been fogged by the corporation.

He said that malaria spreads throughout the year due to climate change, rather than the monsoon as was the case since a few years back.

He announced that the administration will buy eight vehicle-mounted and 151 hand-held fogging machines to fight the spread of malaria.

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