Fighting The Sting: East Corpn Plots Key Data On Maps To Focus On Danger Zones | Delhi News

New Delhi: East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has released ward details on the breeding of Aedes and Anopheles mosquitoes in its two zones, Shahdara South and North, for 2020 and 2021. It also shared details on the number of cases dengue fever, chikungunya and malaria cases reported in each of the 64 services during these two years.
The idea was to highlight places where mosquitoes could breed and motivate residents to take action to control it in and around their homes.
“These maps have been prepared based on the findings of the National Livestock Controllers and other teams. The data has also been uploaded to the website. This time, we are emphasizing on raising awareness about the situation in their region. Indeed, the measures taken by the civic body are not enough to curb the reproduction and the participation of the people is necessary to curb the threat,” said a senior official from the EDMC public health department.
The official added that areas with high breeding one year also face a similar situation the following year.
“This is for several reasons. The aedes mosquito breeds in artificial water collected from water coolers, plants, old tires and other objects left in the open air. If the aedes mosquito lays eggs at these places and the water evaporates after a change in weather, the eggs continue to survive for six to nine months.When the water is refilled again, they begin to hatch,” the official said.
To avoid such circumstances, EDMC has suggested proper cleaning or removal of these items.
In Shahdara North, 21,037 breeding cases of aedes mosquitoes were found in 2021. Maximum breeding was found in Sadatpur (1,067) and Chahan Banger (1,028). The peak number of dengue fever cases was reported in Khajoori Khas (42) and East Rohtash Nagar (32) wards. In Shahdara South, maximum breeding was observed in Gharoli (743) and Shahdara (710) wards and maximum number of dengue cases were reported in Kanti Nagar (36) and Vishwas Nagar (33).
EDMC has assembled teams to frequently visit the 12 main neighborhoods where mosquitoes have been breeding in recent years.
“Additional MHO will submit weekly reports from wards like Khajoori Khas, Kanti Nagar and Kalyanpuri. The Deputy Health Officer (Seat-I) will submit reports on East Rohtash Nagar, Gautam Puri, Vishwas Nagar and Mandawali. DHO (HQ-II) will submit reports on Shahdara, Bhajanpura, Joharipur and Anarkali districts,” said a circular issued by the health department.
The civic body has had its entomologists conduct random surveys of colonies next to bodies of water throughout the year. Details were also submitted to the Delhi High Court.

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