Mosquito breeding spots: PMC cracks down on erring citizens

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 24 June 2018

Every year, an exercise to inspect breeding spots is carried out

Pune: Against the background monsoon season, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has sent notices to 128 citizens for harbouring mosquito breeding spots in their premises. The civic body has launched a survey to carry out the inspection of households and government offices and other establishments. 

Each year, the civic body's health department carries out an exercise to inspect breeding spots in different parts of the city. As a part of the hastily launched awareness programme this month, the civic body is circulating pamphlets and sticking bills in public places, as well as in its own premises. The health department has geared up as there are cases of malaria, dengue, swine flu and chikungunya reported in the city.

The civic body has started conducting awareness programmes in different parts of the city. 

After reporting cases, civic employees visit the home or place, collect mosquitoes with the help of insect collector and test it. If they get positive confirmation of mosquitoes of dengue, they destroy the breeding spots and perform indoor and outdoor fogging.

While speaking to Sakal Times, Sanjiv Wavare, Assistant Medical Officer of PMC Health Department, said, “We have started an awareness programme in the city by conducting meetings of housing society members and distributing pamphlets. We give instruction about the dos and don'ts to people. From last one week, we have served notices to individuals as well as housing societies as our staff has found breeding spots on their premises.”

Dengue is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito infected with one of the four dengue virus serotypes. It is a febrile illness that affects infants, young children and adults with symptoms appearing after 3 to 14 days after the infective bite.

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