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SDMC Commissioner issues advisory to control vectorborne diseases

first_imgNew Delhi: The Commissioner of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, Varsha Joshi has issued yet another advisory reiterating the need to prevent and control vector-borne diseases in Delhi.She has called for prevention of mosquito breeding at source and made it clear that a reduction in this respect is the only effective tool for prevention and control of these diseases. “Prevention and control have become essential as there is no specific treatment against Dengue and Chikungunya. Vector mosquitoes breed mainly on the artificial collection of clean water in desert coolers, uncovered storage containers and old tyres. During the rainy season, the possibilities of accumulation of water increases,” Joshi Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murdersaid. The SDMC Commissioner also said that a pointed effort needs to be made in schools, colleges, offices and workplaces with respect to spreading awareness about the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases. Joshi said that various agencies in the health sector have reported mosquito breeding in different parts of Delhi and have also expressed deep concern over this issue. As part of the advisory, the Commissioner has requested heads of all Educational Institutions and offices to ensure that overhead tanks and other water containers are kept properly covered with a Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingslid. She has also asked that officials of the SDMC be provided with access to these overhead tanks so that they can check for possible instances of breeding. Joshi has asked residents to switch to coolers designed by the National Centre for Disease Control which prevents mosquito breeding. She added that heads of offices nominate nodal officers to ensure compliance of advisory and proper prevention and control of water-borne diseases across their complex. She reminded residents that failing to ensure clean and hygienic premises despite several warning might lead to legal repercussions as per the provisions of the Delhi Municipal Corporation by- laws.last_img

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