Administration, civic body suggest legal action if mosquito-larvae found at households

24 Aug 2018

Taking a stern stand to eradicate dengue and other vector-borne deceases district and civic administrations cautioned the residents of a strong legal action if the norms of cleanliness and hygiene were not properly maintained.
A meeting cum seminar to discuss steps against dengue and vector-borne deceases was held at Malda College auditorium today where DM Kaushik Bhattacharya, SP Arnab Ghosh and English Bazaar MLA and civic body head Nihar Ghosh and Old Malda municipality chief Kartik Ghosh spelt out the road-map towards eradication of the diseases. Councilors of English Bazaar and Old Malda civic bodies and others were present at the programme.
Bhattacharya, who attended a meeting convened by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna in Kolkata on Thursday, said, “State government wants to mitigate dengue and other vector-borne deceases. The issues were discussed at length. District and civic administrations would take all possible measures to prevent outbreak of those diseases. But the citizens have their responsibilities also.”
“We urge all residents of the district to be very particular in maintaining cleanliness to nip the mosquito reproduction at the bud. Some small steps like prevention of water-deposition at households and localities, maintenance of cleanliness would help us get rid of these deadly diseases,” Bhattacharya said.
Nihar Ghosh said, “Representatives of civic bodies would go door to door to observe whether the basic precautions are being taken. We have already started extensive campaign at civic body areas to make the residents aware. If our employees in course of visit find any violation in norms at any household, the owner would be cautioned. If the violation continues, we would be compelled to take legal action.”
“It is our collective responsibility to fight against dengue and other vector-borne diseases. We should fight together instead of passing the buck,” EBM chief said.
He also said that recently mosquito-larvae were found at a house under ward no. 14 of EBM. The owner of the house was requested to take suitable steps, Ghosh said. (EOIPC)