MCD declares 250 sites as dengue hotspots and announces strict measures, including door-to-door inspection
The authorities will carry out special campaigns in these areas such as misting, sensitization activities, spraying with larvicides, cleaning of sewers and water bodies, etc. The MCD sanitation team will conduct door-to-door inspections to check and destroy domestic breeding sites that emerge due to waterlogging and standing water.
Areas with a history of dengue cases, proximity to the Yamuna, water hyacinth, flooding of basements, use of open water storage containers, waterlogging issues water, debris construction sites, and uncovered overhead tanks and drains have been identified as hotspots.
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Some of the identified hotspots are: Narela Zone – Bakhtawarpur, Sannoth Village, DTU Shahbad, Daulatpur; Rohini – Blocks B, E of Mangolpuri, P-1 huts at Sultanpuri, Aman Vihar, Inder Enclave and Prem Nagar; Keshavpuram-
Jailer’s huts Wala Bagh at Ashok Vihar, block B Derawal Nagar, parts of Sri Nagar, Omkar Nagar and lane 3 at Ambedkar Nagar; Karol Bagh – Bheel Basti Baljeet Nagar, Old Ranjeet Nagar, MIG/LIG/HIG apartments at Motia Khan, block 16 at Punjabi bagh and block 28 at Old Rajinder Nagar; South Zone – Sec-8-9 RK Puram, Gautam Nagar; Core Area – Garhi, DJB Pump Station at Andrewsganj, Tughlaqabad Rail Yard; Najafgarh – Jharoda Police Training Camp, NIMR Sector-8 Dwarka; West Zone – Tihar Prison Staff Quarters
City officials have identified 130,544 properties with mosquito breeding sites this year. They also recorded more than 16,700 breeding sites over the past two weeks.
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The municipality last week called on citizens to take all preventive measures to control vector-borne diseases like dengue fever, malaria and chikungunya. The civic body urged Delhiites to support the prevention of mosquito breeding in and around their homes and workplaces.
The city’s public health department has issued guidelines to prevent the spread, such as preventing water pooling in and around homes and offices, draining water from coolers, eliminating proper disposal of unused tires, broken utensils, scrap metal and plastics and other waste lying in the open, covering water tanks and other water containers, wearing long-sleeved clothing, socks and shoes to avoid any risk of mosquito bites, among other measures.