Teams from the municipal corporations health wing raided places across the city under the Epidemic Control Act and destroyed fruits that were cut and kept in the open for sale.
The drive to destroy cut fruit gained momentum after cases of diarrhoea were reported from Vikas Nagar,Mauli Jagran. The vendors who were selling cut fruit and other eatables in the area have been removed. Similar drives are now being conducted at other places.
A large number of vendors selling food in unhygienic conditions are present in the city. Despite claims of checks by the Municipal Corporation,these continue to flourish.
Hoardings about measures that need to be taken to maintain personal hygiene as well as hygienic surroundings have been put up at different places. Officials state that similar drives will be carried out in the coming days as well. A few cases of diarrhoea had earlier been reported from Dadumajra after which the drive was carried out in the area.
Sanitary inspectors also conducted a check at Gopal Sweets in Sector 15 from where a few trays of sweets were destroyed even though the staff of the Municipal Corporation is authorised to conduct checks in shops. The other shops in the sector were not checked.
Meanwhile,BJP leaders led by party president Sanjay Tandon distributed packets of ORS at Mauli Jagran. They also created awareness about the measures that need to be followed to prevent diarrhoea. On Wednesday,leaders of BSP had visited the area and demanded that compensation be paid to the people of Mauli Jagran who were suffering from diarrhoea.