BMC disposes 10,000 tyres to beat dengue and malaria

Apart from tyres, the BMC disposed 3.84 lakh items including thermocol plates, plastic cups between January 1 and June 30

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In order to take preventive measures against dengue and malaria, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had decided to dispose tyres and other items. Usually, the prime reason for dengue and malaria is stagnant water which gets accumulated in tyres or other items. In this very stagnant water, a mosquito lays 100 to 150 eggs, which then transform into fully-grown mosquitoes.

If these eggs are not discarded in time, many mosquitos are produced which spread dengue and malaria. In the last six months i.e. from January 1 to June 30, 2018, the BMC has disposed 10,000 tyres.

Apart from tyres, the civic body has also got rid of cups, thermocols products, bottle caps, plastic, where stagnant rainwater is commonly found. In total, the BMC disposed 3.84 lakh items in order to prevent the spread of malaria and dengue.

The accumulated water acts as a breeding ground for mosquitoes. We urge people to co-operate with BMC’s Pest Control Department and avoid accumulating water in tyres or thermocol plates near houses,” Rajan Naringrekar, Insecticide Officer, BMC.

Once a week, residents should inspect their societies and destroy mosquito breeding sites in and around the house, added Naringrekar.

In the last six months, 1,493 tyres were disposed of in K/East ward while 1,248 tyres were disposed of in R/North Ward. In L ward, around 1,211 tyres were disposed.

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