In order to check the spread of dengue, malaria and chikungunya in the Capital, more than three lakh houses and five lakh water containers have been checked by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), of which 1,541 have turned out to be positive for larvae-breeding. The civic body has issued 43 challan and served 1498 notices to various owners of offices and buildings under the drive.
In an intensive drive to check the rooftops, kachcha portions and premises of government buildings, private buildings, hospitals, electrical substations, police stations, markets and residential colonies in all its 14 circles in New Delhi area, the civic body checked for mosquito breeding to contain the spreading of dengue, malaria and chikungunya diseases.
A senior NDMC official said that during the drive as many as 310313 houses premises have been visited and 567408 water containers have been checked out of which 1541 were found positive for larva breeding. According to provisions of the NDMC Act 1994, as many as 1498 notices and 43 challans were issued during the drive.
NDMC anti larval action teams had visited the Lok Nayak Bhawan - Khan Market , Multi Story Building - Pandara Road , UPSC Building - Dhaulpur House , Jam Nagar House , PM House , Parliament House , Doordarshan House , White House - Bhagwan Das Road , CAT premises, Punjab House , Haryana Bhawan, Himachal Bhawan , Paryawaran Bhawan , Mausam Bhawan , IIC , IHC and Chinmay Mission, he said.
The official said that the number of dengue and chikungunya cases has been remarkably reduced compared to the last year due to the comprehensive efforts of the health department. Only one case of dengue and one case of chikungunya has been reported in NDMC area till now, he said.
NDMC health department has directed its cross checking team for the purpose of anti larval action to check the all vector borne diseases sensitive premises and locations. NDMC field workers are continuously visiting the area premises to find out collection of water at the construction sites and other sensitive places.