NMMC officials visit houses to destroy mosquito breeding spots

Officials from the civic body implemented the program to ensure the breeding spots are destroyed as several cases of malaria and dengue were suspected recently.

NMMC officials visit houses to destroy mosquito breeding spots
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In a recently conducted operation, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) inspected more than 1.5 lakh mosquito breeding sites by visiting more than 67,000 houses in several localities. The program was conducted considering the increase in dengue and malaria cases, due to which the civic body had planned to destroy the breeding spots in the district. A report regarding the same was published by the Free Press Journal, which stated that a total of 408 contaminated spots were found and demolished in the operation.   

Recently released data indicated that over 300 suspected dengue cases were reported from Navi Mumbai, in September 2020, and considering the same,  measures were implemented to curb the spread. Directives were issued by Abhijit Bangar. Officials, in July and August 2021, inspected over four lakh houses for mosquito breeding spots, of which 1644 spots were identified and 695 of these were demolished. Herbicides were sprayed on the remaining spots as preventive measures in domestic households.

Meanwhile, blood samples are being tested regularly from suspected dengue cases and necessary measures are being implemented at houses to ensure mosquito breeding is stopped. Door to doot investigation is being carried out if a patient is reported in the locality and awareness is also create to inform the citizens. Moreover, special wards and campaigns have been planned by the municipal corporation whereby patients are admitted and awareness programs are created by health officers. 

Officials expect that the citizens will take proper care of their surroundings if valuable information is shared and the preventive measures implemented by the NMMC will help in identifying suspected patients and also control the spread too.

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