Four cases of malaria registered in Gurgaon: RWA's taking precautions, MCG doing nothing
With the onset of summers, we can see a rise in vector born diseases such as dengue and malaria. Every year malaria and dengue cases in Gurgaon rises drastically and this scenario has been getting bad to worse from the past five years.
In order to keep malaria
at bay, a number of Residents Welfare Associations (RWA) are taking
added precautions. Lalit M Chawla, president of celebrity homes in
Palam Vihar said, “We are spraying special chemicals in our
compound, thrice a week and we have also invested money on fogging
machine, which we do use once in two weeks.” Swaran Parihar,
president of Catriona apartments have also hired a fogging machine
and they use it on regular basis.
Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) are not doing anything
fruitful, apart from spreading awareness, which is important but not
the only step to combat malaria. When we talked to a councilors from
Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon, about the steps taken by the
municipality, Mangat Ram Baghri, said, “we are creating awareness
among the people about malaria and ask them to keep their
surroundings neat and clean.”
However the Gurgaon Health
Department is trying to fight with the vector born diseases. They are
creating awareness drives. They are planning to display hoardings at
different places in Gurgaon. They are also creating awareness among
the people with the help of media and are also doing workshops for
their workers on slide making, informed an official from Gurgaon
Some of the main reasons
behind the rising malarial and dengue cases in Gurgaon are unplanned
construction activities in Gurgaon and setting up of new industries
and increased migration as was pointed out by health experts from
Gurgaon. To prevent this, the industrialist and builders should
ensure proper disposal of waste and construction material so that
mosquitoes doesn't breed.
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