Fear of dengue imminent as NMC finds larvae breeding in 29 schools, 94 houses, hospitals

Joy Jacob | Sep 21, 2019 10:58

Every year dread diseases like dengue, swine flu, and malaria among others strike Nagpur city especially during the monsoon season. This year is no exception. However, the alarming factor is that the dengue virus has been found to be breeding freely in schools, houses, and surprisingly, even hospitals in Nagpur. In an inspection drive that Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) held recently, dengue larvae was found breeding in 29 schools, 94 residences and in two hospitals in the city.

Taking cognisance of the matter, the NMC reportedly served 165 notices after inspection teams from all the 10 zones carried out spot visits and found water accumulated there. People have been directed to destroy the breeding spots and were warned that they would be fined if further inspections revealed that they had not complied with the instructions. The anti-nuisance squad of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has been instructed by the malaria and the filarial department to fine those who have failed to destroy the breeding spot.

The squad has already imposed a fine of Rs 200 on a couple of establishments after it was found out that they did not comply with the guidelines. The fine for residences is Rs 100.

Citizens are advised to be alert to the presence of mosquito larva in their premises to prevent the spread of dreaded diseases that can also prove fatal if not detected on time.

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