NMMC checks houses for mos­quito-breed­ing spots

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVIMUMBAI -

The health de­part­ment of Navi Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion has be­gun its an­nual in­door breed­ing in­spec­tion since April 1 un­der the Na­tional Vec­tor Borne Dis­eases Con­trol Pro­gramme. The drive which will con­tinue for one month is be­ing un­der­taken to pre­vent the out­break of malaria, dengue and other dis­eases caused by mos­qui­toes to en­sure bet­ter man­age­ment of vec­tor borne dis­eases dur­ing mon­soon. Data from the health de­part­ment stated that a to­tal of 1,09,485 houses have been in­spected. “Of this, our team has checked around 2,36,656 breed­ing spots in houses and around 2,433 ac­tive breed­ing spots have been de­stroyed,” said Dr Ujjwala Oturkar, in­charge of malaria de­part­ment of Navi Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion. Of­fi­cials said they would be­gin with the pre-mon­soon drive from June first week.

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