The Delhi government has written to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to tackle the mosquito menace in the Delhi Secretariat, and provide sufficient material for fumigation “with a special emphasis on the chief minister’s chamber”.
In a communication to the SDMC commissioner on March 30, the government states that directions be issued to all concerned to provide sufficient machines and material to get the fumigation done. “In and around the Delhi Secretariat, fumigation needs to be done with a special emphasis in the chamber and offices of chief minister and council of ministers at an early date… The secretariat is the government’s most important building which houses the office of the chief minister, chief secretary and other senior officers. The change in weather has caused immense mosquito menace in and around the secretariat, and the material provided to MCD staff is not sufficient,” states the letter.
Last year, Health Minister Satyender Jain had said the Delhi government will take precautionary steps to curb the spread of dengue as corporations had proved ineffective in taking precautionary steps. AAP MLAs had even visited their constituencies armed with fogging machines.
Those who had come to attend a meeting in the secretariat Tuesday complained about the number of mosquitoes in the building. A senior official said, “A team from the corporation has come to do fogging. We hope it will have some impact.”