Mosquito breeding sites identified: MCC collects 85000 as fine from site owners

Mosquito breeding sites identified: MCC collects 85000 as fine from site owners

July 22: A drive was conducted against those responsible for stagnation of water in their surroundings. The Mangalore City Corporation has identified several mosquito breeding sites and has collected a fine of Rs 85,000.
On noticing stagnation of water in the areas, the officials have collected fine ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 15,000 from the defaulters. The drive will be intensified in the coming days.

Nearly 250 personnel including, officials and volunteers were engaged in the cleanliness drive. To ensure that water stagnation does not give scope for breeding of mosquitoes resulting in vector-borne diseases, the  labourers made an arrangement for the easy flow of water in the area.
The Asha workers and health assistants visited the households, shops and business establishments and source deduction was carried out. The water tanks were checked. All the grass and weeds grown in the areas were cleared. Even tyres filled with water were cleared. The workers carried out fogging in the affected areas. Even awareness was created among people to destroy stagnant water in their vicinity.

 

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