Chandigarh: Health officials to check government buildings for mosquito-breeding conditions in the city

In 2015, the number of dengue cases had reached 985, the highest since 2011.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 14, 2016 2:55 am

After house-to-house checking, the health department will start inspection of government buildings from the next week to check for mosquito-breeding conditions in the city.

“We have already conducted house-to-house checking and more than 1 lakh houses have been checked during the drive. Now, our focus will be the government buildings from the next week,” Dr Gaurav Aggarwal, anti-malaria officer, health department.

The city has already recorded four dengue cases this year. Health officials said they are strengthening the surveillance activities to prevent the further spread of the disease in the city.  “We are taking strict action against the violators. So far, we have issued 1,500 notices and 12 challans. We will also take action if any government office is not keeping their premiss clean,” said Aggarwal.

According to the officials, the department is also giving a special focus on engineering institutions, including PEC, PU, which house large number of people and there are more chances that stagnant water could led to mosquito-breeding conditions. Last year, the health department had issued notices to various government institutions  for not keeping their premiss clean.

In 2015, the number of dengue cases had reached 985, the highest since 2011. Recently, other than the proposal to increase the amount of the challans from Rs 500 to 5,000 for those who violate the civic norms in the city, the department has issued strict orders to the city labs to charge only the amount that has been fixed by the administration.

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