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Cases of vector-borne diseases reported in NDMC area see downward trend in last 3 yrs

As per data available with the civic body, the number of challans and notices issued for mosquito breeding has also seen a downwards trend since 2017.

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New Delhi Published on: September 04, 2019 17:20 IST
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Cases of vector-borne diseases reported in NDMC area see downward trend in last 3 yrs

The cases of vector-borne diseases, including Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya, in the areas under the New Delhi Municipal Council have gone down in the last three years, according to official statistics.

As per data available with the civic body, the number of challans and notices issued for mosquito breeding has also seen a downwards trend since 2017.

"While 41 cases of malaria were reported in NDMC areas in 2017, the number of cases in 2018 and 2019 are 31 and 24, respectively. Similarly, the number of dengue cases in three years were 61, 9 and 3 while the Chikungunya figures were at 3, 0 and 1, respectively," NDMC Secretary, Rashmi Singh said.

Data available reflects the number of cases recorded till August 31 in three years.

While the civic body had issued 2,979 notices for mosquito breeding in 2017, 2,241 and 2,203 notices were issued in the subsequent years. 

Among those who were issued notices this year, were Paryavaran Bhawan, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan Lady Hardinge Hospital, besides government offices, hospitals and schools after mosquitoes were found breeding in their premises.

The number of challans issued in 2017 were 291, 69 challans have been issued this year.

"We have made sustained efforts in respect of prevention and control of dengue and vector-borne diseases. We had made teams which inspected over 3.70 lakh premises including residential and non residential complexes and checked them for mosquitogenic conditions. 

"Over 1,000 of them were found positive in being a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Fogging was done in over 22,000 buildings," Singh said.

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