New Delhi: A large area of East Delhi consisting of Khoda, Mayur Vihar phase 3, Vasundhra and Kondali are just a few miles away from Ghazipur landfill sites and slaughterhouse. In the wake of coronavirus outbreak in China one need to be extra conscious about the health and hygiene especially in places close to such sites.
Experts have already declared that meat and sea food shops in Wuhan, China was the origin of virus. The United Forum, a resident association of the area, wrote a letter drawing the attention of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare towards to keep a check on the slaughter and landfill sites for any zoonosis infection as is the case with China.
Vinod K Nair, convener of United Forum of Residents from Kondli and Noida, said they asked the ministry to take precautionary measures to prevent spread of any such zoonosis disease in the adjacent area.
"The Ghazipur landfill site and the whole area including slaughterhouse remains under unhygienic conditions. Passersby are can’t withstand the foul smell emanating from the slaughterhouse and garbage piling up at the landfill,” he explained.
Many a migratory bird is seen in the area. These birds can be carriers of viruses. Proper inspection should be conducted at the slaughterhouse and meat and chicken shops there, he added.
Anti-infection spray should be there in suspected area, but nothing is done till the date. The Forum recalled when bird flu was on its peak in Delhi more than 200 chickens were kulled to avoid any infection to men.