Dwarka: SDMC inspects societies in wake of increasing vector-borne diseases

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Dwarka: SDMC inspects societies in wake of increasing vector-borne diseases

Inspector Rohtash, SDMC, was not happy with his inspection

Dwarka: SDMC inspects societies in wake of increasing vector-borne diseases

Dwarka: After the onset of the monsoon, there had been a spurt of mosquitoes and other insects that are typical of this season. These are also the  cause of many diseases some of which are extremely dangerous and can even be fatal. The doctors are informing that there is the proliferation of these vector-borne diseases and they are getting cases of dengue and malaria.

Every year, the terror of vector-borne disease like Chikungunya, malaria and dengue strike looms among residents during monsoon.

These dreaded diseases are solely the result of stagnant pools of water after rains and overall unhygienic and unhealthy environments. There had been numerous demands for fumigation and the authorities have taken up fumigation in different sectors seriously.

SDMC conducted inspection in the wake of the same. Inspector Rohtash, SDMC, was not happy with his inspection and said, “I inspected many societies in Sector-10 & 19 along with my team and found maximum societies put unused material like a flower pot, bird pot, buckets and other containers at the rooftop of the society that is full of mosquito breeding.”

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He added, “I have been requesting many times that this is a peak time of growing mosquito in stagnant water, bird pots, flower pot etc. One must remove all stagnant water. It is again requested to all respective RWA's of the societies not to allow water to be stagnant in pots or in parks."

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He further said, “We are very much concerned about the health and wellness of the residents. Therefore, it was our endeavour to keep an on the cleanliness of the entire sub-city. A vigil we are working closely with the RWAs to see that fumigation takes place in all sectors barring none so that the incidence of dengue etc. is checked and in fact wiped out.”

Rohtash, Inspector in charge, is also being requested by the Federation of CGHS to take up fumigation drive.

Sudha Sinha, President Federation Of CGHS Dwarka, said, "However, we also need to inform SDMC about our specific requirements of fumigation. Societies and RWA are requested to inform the Federation about their society’s requirement of fumigation of places where it has not yet been done so that the process can be expedited and fumigation can be immediately undertaken there."

Rohtash has requested all residents to remove water collection from society premises like pots, containers, tyres.