13,000 lanes of Bhubaneswar city to be cleaned to tackle mosquito menace

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 12, 2024 IST

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Bhubaneswar, June 12: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has conducted a GIS-based survey of the city ahead of the monsoon and has divided it into 13,000 lanes where cleaning will be taken up at regular intervals to tackle mosquito menace.

The BMC has trained 800 sanitary workers to ensure destruction of mosquito bredding sources. Each of them has been asked to cover 350 households for inspection and awareness, said a senior official of the civic body.

The civic body has decide to clean up stagnant water from abandoned vehicles, those hinder sanitation activities and lead to traffic jam as well, and impose fine on owners if they are identified.

Besides, the BMC has decided to deploy at least three persons in each ward to ensure that larvae are eliminated from the breeding sources.

Notably, as many as 235 dengue cases have been detected in Odisha this year, the health department said. One case was detected in Bhubaneswar and two cases from Puri on Monday.

"As many as 235 dengue cases have been reported in Odisha this year with higest 65 patients from Khordha district followed by 19 in Cuttack, 17 in Malkangiri and 13 in Puri," said public health director Dr Nilakantha Mishra on Tuesday.

Last year, 107 dengue cases were detected in the state by this period.

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