20 Builders Served Notices to Clear Mosquito Breeding in Construction Sites
Mangaluru: Notices have been served to 20 building owners for not taking precautions in controlling mosquito breeding in their construction sites. We have already served notices to these 20 building owners. If they fail to take necessary measures to control mosquito breeding in their sites, we will inspect those sites next week and impose a heavy penalty. This year there has been a decrease in the number of malaria and dengue cases compared to last year. Between January to June this year 77 cases of malaria were reported. There is a decrease of 42 % in Malaria cases this year compared to last year. If we do not take proper precautions there is a possibility of an increase in Malaria cases, said the Mayor of MCC Kavitha Sanil in a press meet held at her chamber Lalbagh here on July 5.
Addressing the mediapersons Kavitha Sanil said, “From the past two years the MCC has taken measures to prevent Malaria within the City limits. In Kerala and other parts of Karnataka, Dengue cases have drastically increased. In the MCC limits, we have 96 Multipurpose Workers (MPW) who visit every house to bring awareness about Malaria and ways to control it. People should co-operate with the MCC by keeping their surroundings clean. We have also been visiting construction sites and bringing awareness about the prevention of dengue and malaria among the construction workers. There are more than 350 buildings under construction within MCC limits and 34 mosquito breeding construction sites have been identified. We have warned the concerned building owners several times but only a few of them have responded. We will inspect those sites again and impose a heavy penalty if no action has been taken in this regard.”
Notices have been served to 20 construction sites so far, failing to take measures to stop Mosquito breeding in those construction sites, a heavy penalty will be imposed on them, warned the Mayor.
Deputy Mayor Rajaneesh, Sashidhar Hegde, Sabitha Misquith and Nagaveni were also present.