NMMC checks houses for mosquito-breeding spots
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.