Latest reports indicate that about 75% of dengue cases in Haryana are being reported from Gurgaon, and as per civic bodies, they are doing all the effort to prevent the city from dengue becoming a major threat. But the number of cases are increasing with every passing day. The spokesperson of Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon, Sanjay Chugh, spoke to this citizen journalist and said that it was the responsibility of the Health Department of city but they are also ready to support.
"This is not our responsibility, this is the work of health department to stop dengue and make city more hygienic," said Sanjay Chugh. When he was asked why the cases of dengue in city are increasing, he said that they had no idea about the reason behind it but will help the health department to prevent the city from recording more dengue cases if the health department asks the MCG to chip in.
"We are providing every kind of help to the health department whenever they asked, and will provide it in future also," said Mr Chugh. He said that MCG provided diesel and vehicle to health department to do fumigation in the city.
"It takes 60 litres of diesel every hour to run fumigation machine and MCG provided all that diesel and vehicle to the department," Chugh added. He said that MCG also took voluntary responsibility to make people aware and convey message to the public about preventing dengue. "We did all the effort to convey these messages to people of the city through media and other means," Chugh added.
As per him health department is also doing their work to the best of their ability but the city is so vast that it becomes difficult to cover all areas in on go. "There are so many empty plots with water and plants in the city in every sector and even in colonies that it is difficult to clear them all in one go," Chugh said in favour of health department
MCG is also supporting people through their toll free number 18001801817 of their call centre. At this number any one call and complain about the sanitation in their areas and can also request fumigation in their areas.