Prepared for monsoon: Delhi civic agency

June 2nd, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Wednesday said it was prepared for the monsoon and vector-borne diseases.

“We have already stepped up our activities of checking mosquito breeding this year. We have started intensive checking of breeding of aedes mosquitoes at domestic level quite early,” said V.K. Monga, chairman, medical relief and public health committee.

While four dengue cases have been reported this year, 3,931 houses were found to have mosquito breeding during checking done at 33 places in the city.

“Focal spray to check mosquito breeding has been done in 88,762 houses so far this year. We are equipped to encounter any kind of situation,” added Monga.

According to Monga, Zoological Park, Zakir Nagar, Okhla, Najafgarh drain, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Commonwealth Games village and the Yamuna bank areas were some of the sensitive areas it had identified to check mosquito breeding.

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