GHMC Fails to Fight Against Mosquito Menace
The GHMC has given up it’s fight against mosquito menace and has put the burden on educational institutions and IT firms with large campuses to take up their own anti-larval operations, as most of the malaria and dengue cases were reported from employees of IT firms and students of educational institutions. Schools were also told to take up anti-larval measures.
The GHMC commissioner in an official press release has admitted that the corporation could not cover these campuses by the anti-malaria wing for various reasons and has requested the institutes and firms to pay special attention to control mosquito breeding and cooperate with the malaria wing personnel.
He also stated, that the GHMC’s entomology wing had conducted two rounds of special drives in the last month covering 472 slums. The corporation is spreading awareness among people as it is hard to control mosquito breeding and is focusing on anti-larval operations and indoor residual spray in selected localities.
The GHMC has assigned 57 workers at the Musi River for mosquito larval control and an additional 300 workers, will be assigned in the next two months to carry out the operation on mosquito control. Nearly 340 knapsack sprayers, 18 power sprayers and 20 stirrup pumps are being used.
Source The Hindu