Dwarka: With the ongoing rainy season and accumulation of water at various places, the subject of mosquito breeding is an active concern for residents in Dwarka. Residents of Saksham Apartment, Sector 10, demand the spray of medicine, fogging, and checking of mosquito breeding by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) in their societies to prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases.
The residents say that they are having many cases of dengue in their society and need immediate fogging in and around their apartments.
RWAs and management of different societies highlighted that the dustbins, bottles, and glasses or other such things that were thrown by the people in the societies are potential places of water accumulation and mosquito breeding, so they must be cleared in a routine way by the concerned authorities.
A resident of Saksham Apartments in Sector 10, Satvir Wadhwa said, “My son has got dengue and is admitted in hospital ICU. Corporations must look at the subject as our society’s dengue cases are increasing and need immediate action because no one takes it seriously.”
Another resident of Saksham Apartment, Sector 10, Dwarka, Srishti Dua said, “Flu is there in the community across Delhi. So people affected are worried about dengue and other vector-borne diseases. Also, want civic bodies must look into the matter.”
Experts say that a mosquito becomes an adult from an egg in a minimum of one week. So in the rainy season, if the water stagnation is there then the parks could be more vulnerable than the residential areas for vector-borne disease. According to SDMC, till now the cases of dengue and chikungunya are lesser than in the same period last year, though there is a rise in the cases of malaria which is a vector-borne disease.
With rain crossing all records in Delhi this year, poor drainage system, and lack of monitoring, parks could be potential hotspots for the vector-borne disease if not taken care of in time.