mcgm-sinppets-3Frustration in Mumbaikars against civic officials for not just inadequate water supply but the worst water crisis in Mumbai’s history is building by the day. Residents are running out of patience as water pressures and supply is being hit hard with every passing month. This year the erratic rainfall has added to water woes of Mumbaikars who are facing an additional 15% water cuts in water supply. Fearing attacks on engineers and employees of MCGM’s Main Line Water Supply Dept. the MCGM has written a letter to the Mumbai Police Commissioner seeking protection for its engineers at the earliest. The same was informed to the media in the weekly press conference of the MCGM administration. Acting Commissioner of MCGM R A Rajeev said that in all the wards of MCGM there were chances of residents attacking MCGM engineers of water supply dept. and that’s why they seek the protection cover for these engineers from Mumbai Police. On the other hand, the MCGM that is supplying water to Mumbai with 15% water cut has been working on various ways to normalize the quantity and pressure of water supply. There seems to be little relief for Mumbaikars who feared worst times ahead as the MCGM administration claims that it has adequate storage of water in its resources for water supply till July 15 2010. The Dy. Municipal Commissioner of MCGM Pramod Charankar informed this. The increasing filth, garbage and subsequent unhygienic conditions is leading to a lot of messy times for Mumbai and the MCGM is failing to clean the mess. As a result, there has been a steep rise in mosquitoes and cases of malaria being reported from Mumbai. To check these cases and prevent deaths due to malaria, MCGM’s health dept. had started a special drive along with its door-to-door pulse polio drive to check citizens for malaria. In the drive the MCGM has checked nearly 1 Crore 1 Lac 5 Thousand 324 citizens across Mumbai. Of these suspect malaria cases were reported in around 38 thousand citizens who had fever. Of these the MCGM distributed clorofin tablets to 10 thousand 2 hundred 14 patients. The civic body has also sent 12 thousand 120 samples of blood for malaria test. An insight on this was given by MCGM’s Superintendent Medical Officer in the weekly press conference. With cameraperson Raju Sharma, Hansraj Kanojia for NMTV News.

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