New Delhi: In series of reviews undertaken by the Chairman NDMC, the Health Department of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) was directed to escalate the Anti-Larval Activities and domestic and commercial site inspections for checking the Mosquito breeding, even though over the last few months the cases of Dengue this year has been only to the level of 02 cases as yet.
The Municipal Health Officials are doing regular checking drives and challans are being done. NDMC teams of breeding checkers have so far visited 2,06,496 premises where Mosquito breeding was found in 199 premises. These teams also personally inspect the water containers and probable sites of water collection where mosquitoes usually breed. In such inspection out of 3,51,311 water containers that were inspected a total of 453 were found positive for the Larva. Appropriate actions were taken immediately.
Regular cleaning of stormwater drains is also being intensified to avoid any stagnation of water besides desilting of major drains like Kushak nullah, Hasanpur Tank and STP Plants site, etc. During the ongoing pandemic, it is imperative to have strict control on mosquito breeding to avoid any other medical emergency in the NDMC area. Engineering Chiefs are also reminded to ensure that there remain no breeding points at any site of construction in the NDMC area.
An intensive IEC campaign together with notices and challans to the habitual violators is the key focal points of the drive. Public awareness through Messaging, Pamphlets, Webinars, Video conferences, RWA meetings and audio-visual message displays at the big LED Screens, Digital walls and with use of Public Address System to be intensified for mass awakening and alerting citizens to control the vector-borne diseases.
As of now 495 notices have been issued and 14 challans were issued to the violators and appeal is also made to residents to routinely inspect their houses and surroundings for any stagnant water to prevent mosquito breeding.