After 43 deaths that were caused due to malaria in the city, MCGM has finally woken up and taken stern steps to curb this disease. The civic body is starting a drive that will see the direct involvement of civic officials as well as the MCGM commissioner Swadheen Kshatriya to control this ailment. Better late than never. After 43 deaths caused due to malaria, MCGM has finally woken up to this grave disease. The civic has started a drive named “Malaria-free Mumbai” to curb the spread of malaria in the city. The same was announced by MCGM Commissioner Swadheen Kshtariya to the media. After a detailed meeting that went on for four hours between the MCGM corporators and the MCGM administration, it was decided to start this drive. Speaking to the corporators during this meet, Swadheen Kshtriya informed that the oil to control mosquito breeding, MLO oil was not being purchased by the civic body for the last two years, due to discrepancies and corruption. However, the commissioner assured that corportors that strict action would be taken. Giving reasons for the spread of malaria, the municipal commissioner informed that there were 2500 buildings that were under construction in the city. Water accumulation in these construction sites were the major reasons for breeding of mosquitoes, he said. He added that the labors working at these sites would be given health cards along with regular healtrh check ups. The civic body has directed the builders to appoint a doctor for medical check up of the migrant worlers on the sites. In the last week held MCGM General Body, the corporators had raised concern over the spread of malaria in the city and had blamed the administration for the rise of malaria cases. With cameraperson Raju Sharma, Hansraj Kanaujia for NMTV News.
November 19, 2015